Dangerous items and rubbish have blighted a beauty spot.

Broken glass, tins, boxes and rotting food have been found in parts of Royd Edge in Meltham by villager Susan Hinchliffe.

The sheer volume and risks of the dumped goods, which also include sleeping bags and tents and she believes were left over one weekend, moved to share her pictures.

She said it was the latest in a string of flytipping incidents.

“I have lived in Meltham for over 20 years and seen the Royd Edge spoilt by people who visit and fail to take their rubbish away,” said Susan.

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“I found this on a Monday and the sight before my eyes was not only disgraceful but also dangerous.

“My 13 year old son is not allowed to go on the Royd Edge unaccompanied due to my concerns regarding his safety. My dog cannot play in the stream due to broken glass and rubbish.

“Whoever is doing this is spoiling the fun for families, dog walkers and anyone wishing to enjoy our local beauty spot.

Rubbish strewn in stream at Royd Edge beauty spot in Meltham

“We should be proud and lucky for the open space that we have around us.”

Susan, her son and his friend cleaned up the rubbish themselves.

She believes the site is privately owned after being transferred from Kirklees Council .

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“Signs should be visible and penalties should be paid by offenders,” she said.

“Bins should be available too.

“If this continues I will contact Meltham Town Council when I come back from holiday.”