Flytipper ‘thought farm animals would eat rubbish’

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A flytipper who dumped household waste on farmland claimed that he believed the animals would be able to eat it – despite it including plastic rubbish.

Zafar Haider Baig, 28, of Langstone Court, Aylesbury dumped waste off Haddenham Road, Kingsey in July 2014.

When it was examined a link to an Aylesbury address was found within it.

During an interview with an investigator, Baig admitted dumping the waste saying he thought that the farm animals could eat what he had left behind, even though the waste included plastic packaging materials.

Magistrates fined Baig £240 and ordered him to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £732.

A victim surcharge of £24 was also handed out, meaning Baig must pay £996.

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

The partnership has secured 460 convictions for illegal dumping offences since its setting up in 2003.