PHOTOS have been shared on social media after police spotted severel overflowing bins in a Hampshire town. 

Yesterday, officers in New Milton came across a bin area overflowing with rubbish in the Davis Field area. 

Posting on social media, the officers said they were "horrified" by the "unsightly state" of the area. 

They claimed that this has been the subject of several social media posts from residents recently. 

Having reported the rubbish to New Forest District Council, discussions are said to be taking place on how to resolve the issue. 

The PCSO wrote on a Facebook page run by Lymington and New Milton police: "This I know has been the brunt of recent posts by you on social media and is happening in other areas, and I felt that albeit not an issue I can resolve personally feel that this sits well within the realms of a community impact factor thus prompting me to notify the relevant person/s at NFDC on your behalf.

"We have been living in unprecedented times and this I imagine has prompted more than the usual amount of domestic waste, however equally and in their defence due to budgetary cuts and perhaps staff shortages I am sure that they are doing the best they can.

"The answer to this resolve is under discussion and we have all been made aware of this through past media coverage, more bins, bins with lids, bins or bags, and certainly less of those pesky critters ( seagulls ), that adorn our shores when most of us are still in bed."