The Metropolitan Police service is investigating after hundreds of its own leaflets were found fly-tipped in woodland in Worcester Park.
The newsletters from the Metropolitan Police's Worcester Park Safer Neighbourhoods Team should have been distributed to homes and businesses across the local area but instead were dumped in undergrowth near Worcester Park Station.
Two carrier bags containing around 700 copies of the Spring 2012 newsletter were discovered on Saturday afternoon in woods bordering on the Worcester Park Athetic Club's grounds.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told the Worcester Park Blog that the distribution of the leaflets falls under the remit of New Scotland Yard which commissions a company to deliver them, and confirmed that appropriate action would be taken.
The leaflets,which are in pristine condition, have been recovered by the Worcester Park Blog and will be returned to the Metropolitan Police for re-use.