Medicine left among a pile of dumped builders’ material on a Warfield country lane could have harmed animals, the council has said.

A large amount of fly-tipped rubbish was left on Wellers Lane in the late hours of Monday, November 13 or the early hours of Tuesday, November 14.

Bracknell Forest Council says the rubbish was mostly construction and landscaping material – but that it also contained non-prescription medicine.

The council said: “The waste consists of a large amount of soil as well as builders' material from the construction of a patio and landscaping. The patio slabs have been supplied by a local builders' merchant in Bracknell and the colour of the sandstone slabs is Kandla Grey.

“This is a significant fly tip which also contained non-prescription medication. This would have had significant harm to wildlife should they have ingested this.”

The council added: “There were six 80-100 litre plant pots, several smaller pots, a large 4-6 feet tall conifer tree and a large hanging basket. Also within the waste is a box from a meat wholesale supplier, John Scott Meats in Scotland. This box has the town name Ascot written on the top.”

John Scott supplies meat across the UK, and is “by no means involved in this offence,” the council said.

The rubbish was cleared up on Thursday morning, November 16, and the council is now investigating evidence it found among the rubbish.

It has asked that anyone who recognises the waste – perhaps from their own project or a neighbours’ – to email the Public Protection Partnership at using reference number T106940.