Ogbourne Maizey Fly-Tipper caught after witness’s tip off
A fly-tipper was issued a fixed penalty notice of £400 after a vigilant citizen tipped off Wiltshire Council when he saw the culprit dumping a van-load of rubbish in a country lane.
The quick-thinking witness watched the man unload cardboard boxes and carpet on a verge off Rockley Road, Ogbourne Maizey, Marlborough.
The witness noted the vehicle’s registration, which helped council enforcement officers and the DVLA track its owner. The driver, from Swindon, was questioned under caution. He was issued with a £400 fixed penalty notice and ordered to clean up the mess by enforcement officers.
Bridget Wayman, Wiltshire Council’s cabinet member for waste, said: “I would like to applaud the very positive spirit of the member of the public and thank them for their quick thinking that has resulted in this fixed penalty notice. I hope this will encourage more people to report these types of crimes. Wiltshire Council is committed to crack down on waste crime like fly-tipping and fixed penalty notices are a significant tool in combating this illegal activity.”
Residents can report fly-tipping at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/mywiltshire-online-reporting or by calling 0300 456 0100.