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Man caught on CCTV flytipping on country lane

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A man caught on camera flytipping in Long Ashton has been fined more than £1,300.

Anthony Painter admitted fly tipping rubbish at Yanley Lane after he was caught in the act on CCTV cameras in the area.

Painter, of Highcroft, Woolavington, Bridgwater, was fined £1,386 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £139.

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He was also ordered to pay compensation of £79.48 and costs of £510.

The hearing at North Somerset Magistrates Court heard how Painter had tipped waste including cardboard, plastic, electrical items, tiles and metal.

His actions were captured on local CCTV cameras.

Having obtained the vehicle registration number of the vehicle used, officers found that Mr Painter was the registered keeper of the vehicle at the time the offence took place.

The case was brought by North Somerset Council.

North Somerset Council executive member for neighbourhoods and community Councillor Mike Solomon said: “Fly-tipping is completely unacceptable and has a negative impact on our local environment and communities.

“All incidents of fly-tipping in North Somerset are fully investigated by our teams and we issue fixed penalty notices or prosecute individuals when sufficient evidence is found.

“We are also working with enforcement company Local Authority Support to step up our enforcement of environmental offences such as littering, dog fouling and other anti-social behaviour which will not be tolerated in North Somerset.”

Household waste can be disposed of at any of the council recycling centres at Backwell, Portishead and Weston-super-Mare.

Residents who find fly-tipped waste are encouraged to report it online to the council as soon as possible at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/flytipping.

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