Man caught red-handed dumping tyres fined £400

Covert CCTV cameras caught the offender in the act

A man who fly-tipped worn-out tyres in Harborough, Leicestershire has been fined £400 after he was caught red-handed.

The offender was filmed in the act on covert CCTV cameras.

The offender, who hasn’t been named, claimed someone had borrowed his car to dispose of the waste.

He was fined despite his claims because he is the ‘registered keeper’ of the vehicle involved.

Cllr Jonathan Bateman, Harborough council’s Cabinet lead for environment and waste, said: “We have said it before, and we’ll say it again, if you fly-tip in this district you never know who is watching.

“We deploy mobile CCTV cameras at fly-tipping hotspots and also get tip-offs from the public about incidents.

“They have resulted in a number of fines over the previous few months.

“Huge credit to our enviro-crime team for securing another fine.”

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