Police have been helping tackle illegal waste collectors across the district.

Essex Police Maldon Community Policing Team are working with agencies to target illegal waste collectors and fly tipping in Chelmsford and Maldon.

Images show a large area of illegal fly tipping in the Dengie countryside.

In a post on Facebook, Essex Police said: "Been a busy day for the Community Policing Team working with partner agencies targetting illegal waste collectors and fly tipping in both Chelmsford and Maldon.

"These pictures show how illegal flytipping has ruined a large section of the otherwise beautiful local countryside in the Dengie.

"Fortunately the Environment Agency will be following this up and taking robust action against those involved."