Police hold fly-tipping day of action
Two vans have been seized by police as part of a crackdown on fly-tipping in Maidstone.
Officers from the Rural Task Force also issued a number of fines to drivers during a day of action to tackle the illegal movement and disposal of waste.
The operation took place last week and was assisted by Maidstone council officers.
In total 10 vehicles were stopped for checks, leading to fines totalling £900.
In King Street a Ford Transit was stopped and the driver slapped with a fine, after it was found to have no licence for carrying or transferring waste.
In Loose Road a Renault Master van was also impounded after it was found to be uninsured.
Sergeant Darren Walshaw said: “Fly tipping is a large scale issue which blights both rural areas and our town centres. It is often the result of organised criminality that causes considerable distress to many people.
“We work closely with our partners, including the local authority, to ensure those engaged in fly tipping face the consequences.”