POLICE are investigating after a flytipper dumped a huge pile of rubbish in a rural lane.

The waste included an old sofa, bricks, and windows, leaving Montes Hill near Lindfield impassable.

Another flytipping incident was also reported at Snowdrop Lane in the picturesque village.

Inspector Darren Taylor said the Montes Hill incident happened on Friday morning and involved a white Ford Transit van.

He said the driver was seen “dumping an old sofa and other junk in a field” and said “an eagle-eyed member of the public clocked the incident and got the index of the vehicle”.

In May this year Insp Taylor posted about a flytipping incident in Crawley Down where potentially dangerous asbestos was left dumped at Turners Hill.

He said because the waste included asbestos, emergency services had to attend the incident.

Meanwhile, Chichester District Council recently issued an appeal over two tons of waste being dumped at Petworth.

Any incidents of flytipping can be reported to the police and to district or borough council teams via local authority websites.