Le­gal ac­tion against fly-tip­per

West Sussex County Times - - News -

A man caught on cam­era dump­ing wooden pal­lets and other rub­bish from the back of a van in Billing­shurst could soon find him­self fac­ing le­gal ac­tion, a coun­cil meet­ing has heard.

The fly-tip­per struck at around 9.30pm on June 15 in Wood­dale Lane – un­aware that Hor­sham District Coun­cil had in­stalled a cam­era on that ex­act spot.

The coun­cil re­leased the images and put out an ap­peal for peo­ple to name him.

At a meet­ing of the full coun­cil on Wed­nes­day July 1, Philip Cir­cus, cab­i­net mem­ber for en­vi­ron­ment, re­cy­cling and waste, said: “We pub­li­cised [the footage] on You Tube and I did a ra­dio in­ter­view and ap­pealed to the pub­lic to be public­spir­ited and iden­tify the per­son con­cerned.

“I’m very glad to say that – as they say in Crime­watch – sev­eral peo­ple iden­ti­fied the same per­son.”

Mr Cir­cus said the coun­cil was talk­ing to the po­lice and its own le­gal team with the aim of tak­ing en­force­ment ac­tion.

He added: “I’m very anx­ious that we as an au­thor­ity are not just seen to tut-tut at what we see on the tele­vi­sion screens but we ac­tu­ally take some mean­ing­ful ac­tion and get some­body bang to rights for this sort of thing.”

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