Skip-full of rubbish including carpets, fencing and mop buckets fly-tipped in Sparrows Nest Farm, off Henley Road

Tom Walne with the pile of rubbish left in a field off Henley Road.

Tom Walne with the pile of rubbish left in a field off Henley Road.

Disgusted labourers were left to clear up a skip-full of rubbish that was fly-tipped in a crop field in Ipswich.

Jim Walne starting work to move the waste into a skip.

Jim Walne starting work to move the waste into a skip.

Carpets, cupboards, a child’s car seat, fencing and mop buckets were among the items found abandoned in Sparrows Nest Farm, off Henley Road.

Contractor Tom Walne and son Jim started the arduous task yesterday of picking up all the waste and chucking it into a skip to be disposed of properly.

Tom said he hoped he would find something in the rubbish that could identity the culprits who left the junk there sometime between Friday evening and Saturday morning.

“We came to look on Saturday afternoon and felt a bit disgusted, really,” Tom said. “It’s the fact that you think how lucky and how cheeky these people are because this time last week I doubt you would get down here with a lorry as we had big heavy storms.

“We have seen quite a lot of fly-tipping. We farmed over at Old Norwich Road for 30 years and there was a lot of fly-tipping there but nothing like this.”

Within the debris were bar mugs and glasses and small coffee cups, so Tom said the rubbish could be from a pub refurbishment.

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He added: “If we can get somebody done for this fly-tipping it might put someone off doing it in the future.”

The job of clearing up the rubbish will take the pair all day and maybe even two days to complete, Tom said.

The incident has been reported to Ipswich Borough Council.