A large number of items, including wood and what looks like building debris, has been dumped in the middle of a road.

The fly-tipping was discovered on a blind bend on Long Hey Lane, Pickup Bank, in Darwen, on Sunday evening.

Police warned people travelling along the road to be careful, as the area is dimly lit at night and there was potential for accidents to occur.

A spokesperson for the police said: "There has been a large number if items fly tipped on a blind bend.

"The council have managed to remove some items and will be returning in the morning to clear the rest."