A mattress was left dumped on the field behind the YMCA on St Albans Road in St Annes. The mattress had an acrid smell of urine. A disgusted local had to wear a facemask to get within the vicinity of the foul smelling mattress.

With COVID-19 still at large, and towns across the country being reassigned lockdown measures, residents must still be cautious, discarded household objects may be a serious danger to locals.

Residents are concerned that as the mattress has been discarded in a park, close to a playarea, children may use the mattress as a make-shift bouncy castle.