Man given £615 bill after not accepting caution over waste dumping

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A man has been left to foot a £615 bill after illegally dumping waste at a lay-by on the A418 and then not accepting the caution originally given by investigators.

Tiago Nuno Dos Santos Celho, 32, of Cowley Road, London was charged after the waste was found on the A418 between Cuddington and Haddenham.

An investigator found the waste dumped in the lay-by in October 2014.

It was found to be a professional cleaning company’s vacuuming and associated waste.

The waste item was traced to an address in Knightsbridge, London, which led to the identification of the cleaning company and the driver who visited the lay-by.

When interviewed by investigators, Santos Celho admitted depositing the waste himself.

He said he had been early for an appointment and had decided to tidy his van and that while taking items out of the vehicle he placed them on the ground.

It was decided that he should be offered a caution however despite being told several times that he would be prosecuted if he decided not to accept it, Santos Celho declined.

Magistrates conditionally discharged him for six months and ordered him to pay a total of £615.

The case was prosecuted as part of the illegal dumping costs campaign which has secured 496 convictions since its launch in October 2003.