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Fly-tipper caught on hidden camera ordered to pay £896.60

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On Wednesday 13th January 2016 a 53 year old man of Oxenhope, Bracknell, Berkshire pleaded guilty at Wycombe Magistrates Court to an offence of dumping waste illegally.

The court heard that on Friday 2nd October 2015 a Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire covert camera deployed on Allerds Road, Burnham recorded images of the man depositing a bucket and a box containing builders waste from his van.

The waste was photographed and examined by an investigator from the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, who found items which were subsequently traced back to the convicted man.

When interviewed at a police station by Waste Partnership investigators, the man admitted depositing the waste. He said he had acted on impulse in a one-off act. He showed considerable remorse for his actions.

The Magistrates fined the man £585 and ordered him to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £253.60. A victim surcharge of £58 was also levied, making a total to pay of £896.60.

The case was prosecuted by Buckinghamshire County Council working on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire.

The ‘Illegal Dumping Costs’ campaign was launched by The Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire in October 2003 to combat illegal dumping and waste management offences in Buckinghamshire. Since then, the Partnership has secured 509 convictions against individuals and companies for illegal dumping and related offences. On average, there is at least one conviction per week for illegal dumping offences in Buckinghamshire. This has resulted in a halving of reported incidents and a saving of over £1 million for residents.

To report fly-tipping, including upload details, location and photos can be done online or on your mobile at www.buckscc.gov.uk/fly.

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