High Wycombe Magistrates Court found a pensioner guilty on May 18th for knowing a woman who was filmed illegally dumping waste in Burnham.
The pensioner, who stated he was strongly against fly-tipping, said a friend used his car without his permission but refused to identify her after she was filmed fly-tipping.
By not revealing the driver’s identity, he prevented the investigation from continuing so he was held responsible for the fly-tipping and ordered to pay a fine and costs totalling £730.
Speaking on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, South Bucks District Council cabinet member for environment Luisa Sullivan said:
“The environmental protection law is framed in such a way that liability for fly tipping offences is wider than simply the act of dumping the waste. “This man’s refusal to identify the woman seen on camera meant that the court was able to fine him as owner of the vehicle used in the offence.”
To report illegal fly-tipping please visit: https://www.gov.uk/report-flytipping