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Man who dumped 75 litres of engine oil in country lane to pay £2,668

| April 20, 2018

The waste dumped in Wexham Park Lane, Wexham.

A man who dumped 75 litres of engine oil in country lane has been convicted of a fly tipping offence.

On Wednesday 4th April 2018 Iftikhar Ahmed Cheema, 35, of Lake Avenue, Slough was convicted at High Wycombe Magistrates Court for a fly tipping offence after pleading guilty.

On the afternoon of Monday 11th September 2017 a Buckinghamshire County Council anti fly-tipping surveillance camera deployed at Wexham Park Lane, Wexham recorded waste being deposited.

A man took containers holding approximately 75 litres of waste engine oil from the vehicle and deposited them on the ground on the far side of the vehicle and in nearby bushes.

The dumping was traced to the 35 year old man through the registration of the vehicle.

On Thursday 16th November 2017 the 35 year old man voluntarily attended Slough Police Station for a visually-recorded interview. He fully admitted the dumping of the waste, saying that he was the passenger and the only one involved in dumping the waste. The driver was interviewed separately and was not charged.

The Magistrates fined the 35 year old man £1,017 and ordered him to pay £1,550 towards prosecution costs, plus £101 in victim surcharge. The total to pay was therefore £2,668.

South Bucks District Council Cabinet Member for Environment Luisa Sullivan, speaking on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, said: ‘This man could easily have avoided this hefty fine and criminal conviction by taking the waste oil to one of our household recycling centres.

Cleaning up after people that behave like this is not a good use of taxpayers’ money – we will prosecute such cases whenever possible, both to recover the cost of cleaning up and also to make it clear to potential offenders that such conduct is not acceptable.

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

Illegal dumping can be reported online at www.buckscc.gov.uk/fly.

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