The offender fined £ 800 for overturning near Henley

A FLY-TIPPER traveled from another county to pollute the local land.

Gavin Stallwood, 39, of Walton Drive, High Wycombe, appeared at the Oxford Magistrates’ Court last week when he pleaded guilty to dropping garbage on a private land off Warpsgrove Lane, Chalgrove.

He was fined over £ 800 following an investigation by the South Oxfordshire District Council.

The CCTV camera from Tangent Furniture Limited showed the footage of the van used to dispose of the old foam material and the wooden drawings next to its warehouse.

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The furniture supplier reported the incident to the council and, using the footage, investigators determined that the vehicle had been rented to a High Wycombe company and Mr. Stallwood was confirmed as the one who used it that day.

Interviewed with caution, Stallwood told officers that he was looking to earn extra money and had advertised his waste removal services on social media.

However, he was unable to provide details of the person who paid him to take the garbage away.

Councilor David Rouane, a member of the cabinet for housing and the environment at the South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “Tipping is a serious crime that can ruin local communities and costs significant money to clean up.

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“When this occurs on private land, unless the perpetrator is found, the landowner must pay to remove the garbage.

“If it happens on public land, the taxpayer pays the bill.”

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