A concerned local resident says household junk has been dumped in an Orpington road for about a week.

The man, who asked not to be named, says the assortment of mattresses, electronics and even broken mirrors has been brazenly left in Cockmannings Lane.

He said: "It is terrible really - the fact it is just sitting there. How long is it going to be there?

"It is a hazard for drivers - there is a broken mirror and glass everywhere. People go dog walking along there. It needs to be cleared up."

Councillor Colin Smith, executive councillor for environment, said: "In addition to this being a crime scene from which evidence is being sought, our published service standard to clear non-hazardous waste is five working days. 

"In cases where a road is blocked, a heightened priority is applied for self-evidently obvious reasons."