INFORMATION is being sought after a sofa was found fly-tipped at the side of an A-road. 

The discarded piece of furniture was left just off the A65 behind The Helm, a hill that overlooks Oxenholme.

South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) shared photos of it on social media. 

"Fly-tipping is a serious offence," said an SLDC spokesman. 

The Westmorland Gazette: The sofa was left just off the A65The sofa was left just off the A65 (Image: South Lakeland District Council)

"Prosecution can carry an unlimited fine or imprisonment.

"Householders could also receive a criminal record and be fined up to £400 if their rubbish is illegally dumped by an unlicensed waste carrier."

Members of the public are asked to email if they have information that could help the council's investigation.