Litter louts dumped fish and chip wrappers in layby

View, Magistrates Court sign, in Aylesbury
View, Magistrates Court sign, in Aylesbury

A couple have been fined by Aylesbury Magistrates after a covert spy camera filmed them dumping litter in a Vale layby.

Mark Creese, 69, and Amy Creese, 71, of Horton Road, Slough, were both caught removing fish and chip wrappers from their vehicle and dumping the litter on the ground.

Both were fined £70 each and ordered to pay a further £60 costs and £20 victim surcharge fees each.

Council officers were able to use the footage captured from the hidden camera installed at a layby in Kingsey to trace the registered keeper of the vehicle through the DVLA.

The couple pleaded guilty to littering offences under Section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Councillor Howard Mordue, cabinet member for leisure at AVDC, said: “Littering is an offence and an eyesore which has been found to attract anti-social behaviour and more litter.

“We take a zero tolerance approach to such crimes and we are pleased to be using CCTV cameras as an additional means not only of deterring but in catching offenders as well.

“There is no excuse for littering and we hope that by raising awareness of this particular incident, potential litterers will think twice before committing an offence.

“Cleaning up after people costs council tax payers a lot of money that could be better used elsewhere.”

If people see rubbish being dumped or flytipped, email or call 0845 330 1856.