A CAR seemingly abandoned and left damaged at a junction is one of many similar incidences on a road branded a “dumping ground”, it has been claimed.

A red Ford mysteriously dumped at the junction of Lindsay Avenue and Abercromby Avenue in High Wycombe has prompted one local to call out authorities who he claims ignore “lots” of cars abandoned in the area.

Local man Mr Hussain discovered the car empty and in the middle of the road at 4am on Sunday (May 15) while walking home from work.

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The Ford appears to have no tax or MOT, and a damaged front bumper.

Fed up, Mr Hussain said Abercromby Avenue is littered with abandoned cars and that people use the street as a “dumping ground”.

He said “numerous” reports about this to Thames Valley Police (TVP) and Bucks Council had ‘fallen on deaf ears’.

TVP said the Ford was deemed a parking matter and no further action would be taken.

Bucks Council said it would assess reports of abandoned vehicles in the area.

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Alerting locals on social media, Mr Hussain wrote: “Just finished work, find this car abandoned in the middle of a junction at 4am on Lindsay and Abercromby Avenue. Please collect your car.”

Speaking about similar incidences on Abercromby Avenue, he said: “We have spoken to local councillors, the police and the council on numerous occasions about parking issues as most of these abandoned vehicles have no tax, MOT or insurance. But it falls on deaf ears.

“As residents, we are fed up. Come by Abercromby Avenue, you can see lots of cars abandoned. People using the street as a dumping ground. Authorities are hopeless.”

A TVP spokesman said: “We received a report of an abandoned car in Abercromby Avenue, High Wycombe, at around 10am, May 15.

“This was deemed to be a parking matter and no further action was taken.

“We also received a report of an uninsured vehicle on Abercromby Avenue on March 29 last year.

“Officers were made aware, but no further action was taken.

“Officers are aware of parking issues on Abercromby Avenue but if none are causing an obstruction, it would not be a police matter.”

Cllr Peter Strachan, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment said: “We thank the resident for reporting this vehicle and we will be going out to inspect it.

“When we have reports of abandoned vehicles we will investigate and have to be satisfied a vehicle is indeed abandoned before we can take further action – this is set out to councils in national legislation.

“We are obliged to go through a legal process which can take some weeks. Then if a vehicle is deemed abandoned, we will take action that can include removing it to be destroyed.

“We are assessing reports of abandoned vehicles, to establish any others relating to this area. We encourage anyone who thinks a vehicle is abandoned to report it via FixMyStreet https://www.fixmystreet.buckscc.gov.uk/”