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Motorist provides evidence that resulted in a court ordering a fly tipper to pay £1,788

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The sacks of waste dumped in Thompkins Lane, Farnham Royal.

A motorist has provided evidence that resulted in a court ordering a fly tipper to pay £1,788.

On Wednesday 18th July 2018 a 51 year old man from Chalvey, Slough attended High Wycombe Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to an offence of fly-tipping.

The court was told that at about 10.00pm on Tuesday October 24th 2017 a motorist travelling on Thompkins Lane, Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire saw a silver car acting suspiciously and made a note of the vehicle’s number plate. Upon reaching the point where the silver car had been parked the driver saw two black plastic bin sacks dumped on the ground at the side of the road.

On Thursday 16th November 2017 the defendant, a 51 year old man, was interviewed at Slough Police Station.

During interview the a 51 year old man made a full admission of dumping the plastic sacks containing bricks and sand. He stated that he was a taxi driver and that he went to Thompkins Lane in Farnham Royal to return a customer’s mobile phone left in the taxi the previous day. He realised that he had the waste in his boot and decided to dump it at the side of the road at Thompkins Lane.

Giving credit for an early guilty plea the magistrates fined the 51 year old £923 and ordered him to pay £773 towards the council’s costs and a victim surcharge of £92. The total amount due was therefore £1,788.

South Bucks District Council Cabinet Member for Environment Luisa Sullivan, speaking on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, said: ‘This case demonstrates the vital part the public play in helping our enforcement officers bring prosecutions against fly tippers.

I’d ask anyone who sees fly tipping taking place to note details of the vehicle and report the incident to our officers at www.fixmystreet.buckscc.gov.uk.

Illegal dumping can be reported at www.fixmystreet.buckscc.gov.uk.

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