Man fined £4k for flytipping
A MAN has been fined after fly tipped rubbish in a country road near Beaconsfield was traced back to him.
Elgan Lloyd-Davies, 36, of Littleworth Common, appeared at Wycombe Magistrates Court on Wednesday, March 16 and pleaded guilty to two offences of failing in his duty of care regarding waste, which was found dumped illegally.
The court heard that on November 10 last year, investigators from the Waste Partnership for Bucks examined dumped waste, which they found in passing at the roadside in Hedgerley Lane, near Beaconsfield.
The waste was photographed and examined for evidence of origin. Details found within the dumped waste led the investigators to speak to Mr Lloyd-Davies.
When interviewed at a police station, he denied dumping the waste himself and said that he had generated it himself as part of his building work.
He said that he had taken it back to his own home where he had unloaded it from his works van and had paid a passing ‘man with a van’ to remove the waste and dispose of it, but had not made any checks on the man and was unable to identify him.
The magistrates fined Mr Lloyd-Davies and his company £3,990 and ordered clean up and prosecution costs of £984 to be paid, as well as a victim surcharge of £57, making the total to pay £5,031.
The case was prosecuted by Bucks County Council working on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Bucks.