£1,920 fine for dump­ing beds

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by KATY CLIFTON katy.clifton@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @Katy_Clifton1

“SELF­ISH” fly-tip­per from Eal­ing has been fined thou­sands of pounds af­ter dump­ing a num­ber of beds and mat­tresses in two coun­try­side spots in Buck­ing­hamshire.

Se­bas­tian Pana, 44, of Cas­tle Road, Northolt , pleaded guilty to two of­fences of il­le­gal dump­ing at High Wy­combe Mag­is­trates’ Court on July 25 af­ter be­ing pros­e­cuted by South Bucks Dis­trict Coun­cil.

The court was told that on the evening of April 6 this year, a mem­ber of the pub­lic spot­ted an Isuzu tip­per truck in Bellswood Lane, Iver, loaded with sev­eral mat­tresses.

Hav­ing sus­pi­cions about the truck, the wit­ness took pic­tures of it. The next day, he then saw sev­eral mat­tresses and beds dumped in Bil­let Lane, just around the cor­ner from where he saw the truck.

Af­ter he re­ported the two in­ci­dents to Buck­ing­hamshire County Coun­cil, the case was in­ves­ti­gated and of­fi­cers found the mat­tresses dumped in Bil­let Lane were sim­i­lar to sev­eral dumped in Black Park Road.

The driver was traced through the wit­ness’s pho­tos and Pana was then in­ter­viewed un­der cau­tion, where he ad­mit­ted dump­ing both the beds and the mat­tresses in Iver.

Mag­is­trates’ fined Pana £1,920 and he was also or­dered to pay £925 to­wards le­gal costs, as well as a vic­tim sur­charge of £170 and costs of £150 to South Bucks Dis­trict Coun­cil for clear up costs.

Speak­ing af­ter the sen­tenc­ing, South Bucks Dis­trict Coun­cil cabi­net mem­ber for en­vi­ron­ment Luisa Sullivan said: “A dili­gent and con­sci­en­tious mem­ber of the pub­lic sim­ply wasn’t pre­pared to tol­er­ate this self­ish act of de­posit­ing waste in the Buck­ing­hamshire coun­try­side.

“With their help, we were able to suc­cess­fully trace and pros­e­cute the of­fender.”

The beds and mat­tresses found dumped in Iver

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