A SPECIALIST team has been called out after asbestos roofing materials were dumped in a country lane.

The mound of dangerous materials is the latest in a long line of flytipping issues around the area.

Most recently, cannabis farm equipment and asbestos was dumped in nearby Wellers Lane.

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP) said the latest flytipping incident happened in Westhatch Lane on October 20.

Due to it including asbestos roofing materials the authority had to instruct a specialist team in it's removal.

Councillor John Harrison, portfolio holder for Public Protection, said: "Bracknell Forest Council is determined to investigate and prosecute those individuals who feel it’s acceptable to blight our Borough. We have recently recruited a specialist Environmental Crime Officer within the Public Protection Partnership to bring more focus onto tackling fly-tipping.

"We are also expanding the CCTV coverage in tipping hotspots."

The PPP is actively monitoring sites, including Wellers Lane and nearby areas, to catch the culprits responsible for flytipping. IT has said it will be using CCTV and seeking information from the public to identify perpetrators.

Flytipping is a criminal offence. The authority said "This is a serious matter, and has implications for the environment and public safety.

"We would also ask that people ensure that they only use licensed waste carriers to remove any rubbish to ensure that it is disposed of properly and legally, and that those people may also face penalty notices or prosecution if their rubbish is found fly tipped.

"Residents should always check that any waste removed from their property is done so by licensed waste carriers, including when the waste is part of a larger project, such as landscaping and building work."

You can check for licensed waste carriers on the Environment Agency website here: environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers