GRIEVING families have hit out after flytippers left the entrance of an Inverclyde cemetery strewn with unsightly rubbish.

A number of filthy white builder’s refuse bags were dumped next to bins at Port Glasgow Cemetery.

Disgusted council bosses have insisted they will do all they can to help catch the culprits.

A spokesman says he is ‘outraged’ by the incident, adding: “Flytipping anywhere is unwelcome, but particularly in cemetery grounds it is totally unacceptable. 

“The token gesture to leave the refuse bags next to bins is as insulting as it is distressing for families and loved ones visiting the cemetery. 

“We will of course deal with the rubbish and any evidence we find to suggest who is responsible will be passed-on for further investigation and possible enforcement action.”

A photo of the empty white bags posted on social media sparked fury among local people.

Heather MacBryde posted: “So sickening to dump this at a graveyard. 

“I’d urge people to think of anyone who they know has been in possession of these types of bags recently and what company or person uses them.”

Ellen Henry posted: “This is a disgrace, especially at the entrance to the cemetery. Not very nice for visitors.”

A mourner, who asked not to be named, told the Tele outside the cemetery: “This is a show of complete disrespect.

“People come here for some solitude and to be met with this kind of mess is disgraceful. The people responsible should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves.”

Illegal dumping has become a common problem in Inverclyde.

The Tele has run a number of stories highlighting discarded furniture, tyres, construction and garden waste, car batteries and household waste at local beauty spots.

Inverclyde Council’s Safer and Inclusive Communities Service have powers under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to issue fixed penalty notices of £200 — if there is sufficient evidence to prove an individual has illegally dumped items.

Flytipping can be reported by calling the Stopline on 0845 230 4090 or go to