Pass­ing mo­torist’s dash­cam footage shows rub­bish bags be­ing dumped in lane in Iver

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Tom Herbert tom.herbert@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

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 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:

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