Fly-tippers have been dumping piles of waste at the grounds of a recently closed Dundee hotel, prompting complaints from residents.
The Park House Hotel, on Coupar Angus Road, shut its doors earlier this year.
Both household and food waste are said to have been dumped within the hotel grounds over the last few weeks.
One resident, David Cree, said that lead from the roof of the hotel had been stolen.
And he said that he has had issues with people dumping things beside his garden in the past.
Brian Smith, who lives nearby, said: “We complained to Dundee City Council about it but they said its private property.
“We heard the flytippers, but by the time we got round to the hotel they were away.
“There were washing machines and god knows what else.
“If you could get some kind of barrier across the entrance it would stop cars coming in there.
“It is just wide open just now – anybody can drive in there.”
Councillor Charlie Malone has said that he will investigate the reports along with claims of other instances of fly-tipping in Charleston.
He said: “It’s certainly something that I’ve been made aware of. It was brought up with me at the weekend that there had been some fly-tipping or dumping around the back of the Park Hotel.
“I’m going to look into it and have a walk around that area to see exactly what the situation is.
“I was told about fly-tipping in Dunholm Road in Charleston as well, where the shipping container is.
“That’s been vandalised and people have been using that to dump things, so I’ll speak to the relevant authorities to see what is going on.”
A spokeswoman for Dundee City Council said: “So-called fly-tipping is completely anti-social and blights the communities and areas where it goes on.”
The future of the venue, owned by local businessman Jimmy Marr, remains unclear although it was initially thought that the hotel was to undergo a refurbishment.
In February last year, Mr Marr’s Park Investments and Park Properties – the companies behind the hotel and some of the businessman’s other ventures – were placed in administration.