A litter lout who dumped rubbish in a lay-by on the A418 has been hauled before court thanks to a diligent motorist who helped investigators bring him to justice.
Nicky Graham Kamanga, was found guilty at Aylesbury Magistrates Court after the waste was found at Roundhill near Haddenham on the road between Aylesbury and Thame.
The court heard that on September 30 last year, a motorist saw a van parked in the lay-by.
After seeing the van’s back door open and believing that waste was visible inside the van, the motorist turned around nearby and drove back past the lay-by.
As they drove past in the opposite direction, the driver saw the van pulling away and saw waste dumped in the lay-by.
The motorist took the van’s registration number and contacted the Waste Partnersip for Bucks.
The rubbish was examined by an investigator, who found household waste including nappies, a bucket, food, packaging and a mirror. The waste was traced to an address in Reading, and the van was traced to an owner in Aylesbury.
When quizzed by inspectors, Kamanga, from Slough, admitted dumping the waste himself and explained that he had borrowed the van to help a lady from his church move house in Reading.
He explained that he had to return the van empty and had found waste in the van on his journey from Reading to Aylesbury.
He said he had foolishly decided to dump the waste rather than finding out how to dispose of it legally, and free of charge, at a Household Waste Recycling Centre.
The magistrates fined Kamanga £110 and ordered him to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £370. A victim surcharge of £20 was also levied, making a total to pay of £500.
The case was prosecuted by Bucks County Council working on behalf of the Waste Partnership. They praised the motorist for his actions.