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Man, 66, fined £1,698 for dumping waste at the rear of the National Trust’s Hughenden Estate

| April 13, 2015

On Wednesday 8th April 2015 a 66 year old man of Commonside, Downley, High Wycombe pleaded guilty at Wycombe Magistrates Court to an offence of dumping waste illegally.

The court heard that at the end of October 2014 an investigator from the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire was called to investigate waste dumped at Coates Lane, High Wycombe at the rear entrance to the National Trust’s Hughenden Estate.

The investigator found two sacks of household waste which had been deposited beside an old basin and shower unit from a bathroom refit. The investigator traced the household waste to the 66 year old man of Commonside, Downley, High Wycombe.

When interviewed at a police station by Waste Partnership investigators, the man admitted depositing the household waste however he denied dumping the bathroom refit waste. He said he was guilty of negligence, rather than deliberate dumping, having taken the sacks of waste out of his car to get his dog out for a walk and had forgotten to put the sacks back into the car.

The Magistrates fined the man £817 and ordered him to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £800. A victim surcharge of £81 was also levied, making a total to pay of £1,698.

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

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