Hidden camera catches out flytipper

CCTV which caught out flytipper Paul Martin Clark, 41, of Croft Road, Aylesbury

CCTV which caught out flytipper Paul Martin Clark, 41, of Croft Road, Aylesbury

Undercover filming caught out an Aylesbury flytipper dumping rubbish in the Bucks countryside.

Paul Martin Clark, 41, of Croft Road, dumped waste wood off Green Lane, Owlswick, near Princes Risborough on May 26 2011.

His Ford Transit van and its registration number were recorded on a hidden ‘low light’ camera system which had been placed there due to regular fly-tipping in that location.

The van was traced to Clark and when interviewed at a police station by investigators he admitted the dumping but said he had acted out of frustration at being refused entry to the local waste recycling centre.

He said he had had a confrontation at the waste site and had waited until dark to dump the waste ‘out of the way’.

The case was delayed in the court process partly because of two property moves by Clark during the intervening period.

Magistrates sitting at Aylesbury fined Clark £330 and ordered him to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £1,500.

A victim surcharge of £15 was also levied, making a total to pay of £1,845.

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

Since 2003 it hhas secured 406 convictions against individuals and companies for illegal dumping and related offences.

On average, there is at least one conviction per week for illegal dumping offences in Buckinghamshire.

This has resulted in a halving of reported incidents and a saving of over £1 million for residents.

Report fly-tipping in Buckinghamshire by calling 0845 330 1856 or report it online.

Buckinghamshire residents who drive commercial vehicles can obtain a free permit to use the Household Waste Recycle Centres to dispose of their own household waste.

Find out more about waste permits




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