FLY TIPPER CAUGHT ON CCTV DUMPING ASBESTOS
Man seen emtpying van-load of waste material is given a 10k fine
A FLY-TIPPER is to pay thousands of pounds after dumping a van-load of asbestos on the M40 emergency vehicle turnaround ramp in Fulmer.
Florin Arsene, 31, of West Drayton Park Avenue, in West Drayton, pleaded guilty to two offences of fly-tipping at Aylesbury Crown Court on June 15.
In the early hours of July 10 2016, Arsene was filmed dumping the waste by hidden cameras installed by investigators.
When interviewed at Hounslow Police Station, Arsene admitted the offence and also to another on the other side of the motorway on August 9.
Judge Francis Sheridan condemned Arsene’s offences and gave him a four-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.
He was fined £3,000 for the asbestos fly-tipping and £2,000 for the second offence, with costs of £4,984.50 being awarded for the cleanup and investigation.
“We do not need people messing up our beautiful county of Buckinghamshire,” Judge Sheridan said.
The judge added that he did not believe Arsene when he said he did not realise that he was doing anything wrong and disqualified him from driving for four months.
Bill Chapple, Bucks County Council’s cabinet member for planning and environment, said there is “no tolerance” for fly-tipping in the county.
He said: “The site of this offence is isolated, the offender struck in the dead of night and took steps to avoid being seen, but still our cameras were able to film the offence taking place.
“The sentence handed down in this case shows that there is no tolerance for this type of behaviour and perpetrators should be aware that we will pursue them whenever possible.”
Surveillance footage showed Arsene dumping the asbestos