Man seen emt­py­ing van-load of waste ma­te­rial is given a 10k fine

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by KATY CLIFTON katy.clifton@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @Katy_Clifton1

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

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