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Man who illegally dumped waste unable to account for decision to do it

| October 7, 2020

Man who illegally dumped waste in Buckinghamshire was at a loss to explain what had made him do it.

The fly tipping of the waste for a large van at West Hyde Lane, Chalfont St Peter was caught on camera. The van which was traced via its registration number to a 47 year old man, of Dean Croft Crescent, Uxbridge.

The 47 year old man was interviewed under caution by council investigators at Hayes Police Station in November 2019 where he admitted dumping the waste, which had come from his own home. The man could not explain what had made him decide to dump the waste illegally and expressed remorse for his actions.

On Wednesday 16th September 2020 the 47 year old man pleaded guilty at High Wycombe Magistrates Court to illegally dumping a large builders bag filled mainly with hot water tank insulation material at West Hyde Lane on Tuesday 15th October 2019.

The magistrates took into account the early guilty plea and fined the 47 year old man £1,866. He was ordered to pay £951.95 towards clean-up, investigation and legal costs and a victim surcharge of £181 making a total for him to pay of £2,998.95.

Bill Chapple OBE, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Environment & Climate Change, said: ‘The defendant in this case was at a loss to explain his antisocial behaviour, but he nevertheless made the conscious decision to break the law – and was pictured doing it.

Buckinghamshire Council has a zero tolerance policy on fly tipping, and will always seek redress against offenders, either through prosecution or via the new option of issuing a fixed penalty notice.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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