FLY-TIPPER CAUGHT IN THE ACT
Passing motorist’s dashcam footage shows rubbish bags being dumped in lane in Iver
THIS is the moment where a 25-year-old man was caught dumping rubbish at the side of a road in Iver.
Dashcam footage taken by a passing motorist shows Ciprian Toma, of The Normans, Slough, Berkshire, binning a plastic bag on top of a large pile of rubbish at the entrance to a field along Trenches Lane.
Toma was convicted at Wycombe Magistrates Court on May 18 after pleading guilty to an offence of fly tipping and he has been fined £1,358.
The court heard that Toma was caught on January 2 by the motorist, who was able to capture the initial part of the incident on the dashcam before seeing Toma dump the rubbish.
Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire investigators interviewed Toma at a police station, where he denied the offence, even though he knew he had been caught on a dashcam and seen by the passing motorist.
Toma stated that on the day in question he had been refused entry at the Langley Household Waste Recycling Centre and had transferred plastic bags and other household waste at the side of the road from his van into a friend’s car to enable the friend to take the waste into the HWRC on his behalf.
But at court he pleaded guilty, was fined £925 and ordered to pay £340 towards prosecution costs, plus a £93 victim surcharge – a total bill of £1,358.
Mike Smith, chairman of the Joint Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, said: “This is a perfect example of how ordinary motorists can help us catch flytippers.
“It also shows that the public are not prepared to tolerate this behaviour, they do not want their communities and environments used as ad hoc rubbish dumps.
“Public vigilance has played a vital role in many of our prosecutions and people know we will take action once we have the evidence to take a case to court.”
Contact 0845 330 1856 or visit www.buckscc.gov.uk/ e nv i ro n ment/ wast e, - recycling-and-treatment/ fly-tipping/report-flytipping/ to report fly tipping.
The footage of the dumped rubbish in Iver Evidence: