Litter lout dumped rubbish to make room for friends in car

Rubbish dumped by Leszek Manelski between Ivinghoe and Aldbury
Rubbish dumped by Leszek Manelski between Ivinghoe and Aldbury

An Aylesbury man flytipped waste from his car to make room for friends he was picking up from Luton Airport.

Leszek Manelski, 29, of Northern Road, dumped packaging waste comprising polythene and cardboard at Stocks Road, between Ivinghoe and Aldbury, which was found by a local farmer on October 21.

The farmer examined the packaging and found traceable details which investigators traced back to Manelski.

When interviewed at a police station, Manelski said he had been travelling to Luton Airport early in the morning to give a lift to friends.

During the journey he realised that he had not cleared the waste to the recycle centre as he had intended and there would not be enough room in the car.

He claimed he regretted what he had done, but he admitted taking the waste from the car and leaving it by the roadside.

The magistrates fined Manelski £235 and ordered him to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £500. A victim surcharge of £24 was also levied, making a total to pay of £759.

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

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