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Speedy investigation sees flytipper fined £300 within three hours

PUBLISHED: 11:28 26 June 2020 | UPDATED: 11:28 26 June 2020

The incident took place at Beetley Village Hall, prompting Breckland District Councils skilled enforcement officers to review CCTV evidence to locate the driver of a vehicle seen fly tipping. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The incident took place at Beetley Village Hall, prompting Breckland District Councils skilled enforcement officers to review CCTV evidence to locate the driver of a vehicle seen fly tipping. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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A council took just three hours to locate, interview and fine a man seen flytipping in a Norfolk village.

The incident took place at Beetley Village Hall, prompting Breckland District Council’s enforcement officers to review CCTV evidence to locate the driver of a vehicle seen fly tipping wooden pallets.

When questioned, the driver admitted the incident and immediately paid the fixed penalty notice of £300.

From the launch of the investigation to the payment of the fine, the case took just three hours to resolve.

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Money from the Fixed Penalty Notice will go towards investigating fly tipping.

Gordon Bambridge, Breckland Council’s executive member for environmental services and public protection, said: “It is incredibly disappointing to hear someone would be prepared to fly tip, especially at a venue used by all of the community.

“However, the council’s enforcement team has done a fantastic job in promptly investigating the matter and finding the culprit.

“Our message is clear; if you fly tip or litter within Breckland we will track you down and issue fines or even take you to court for this crime against our environment.”

If you see a fly tip within Breckland, please report it online at www.breckland.gov.uk/flytip


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