SHARP kitchen knives, dirty plates and used cooking pans were found dumped in a residential street in Poole.

Residents of Junction Road in Hamworthy say they are fed up with rubbish being dumped near their homes after the latest mound was left for almost two weeks.

One resident who did not wish to be named said he first reported it to Borough of Poole on November 20 and contacted them on “numerous occasions” asking for flytipping to be collected.

He said the latest pile of rubbish was “absolutely disgusting” and he had to walk past on a daily basis with his children.

He said he was concerned the knives could cause “serious damage if picked up” or become a health hazard.

Other items left abandoned included a sofa, mattress, rusty kitchen utensils and pieces of wood.

Another resident, who also asked not to be named, said: "Someone had put some stuff out and then it breeds and someone else thinks 'I will put my stuff out there, too'. It's always that particular spot."

"This lot we've just had is the worst we've had. There were knives, pans and plates. I was appalled. It was all dirty, something hadn't bothered to wash up and they'd just dumped it," he added.

"The main thing was a huge sofa and there was other stuff underneath. I'm out there all the time because I have a small dog.

"It's a regular occurrence, it happens every few weeks," he said.

The resident claimed that as well as the mound of flytipping, a wheelie bin containing bags of dog mess had also been left overflowing for almost two weeks.

A spokesperson for Borough of Poole said a visit to the site would be carried out by inspectors on December 3, however residents said the flytipping was collected by council workers on December 1.