Hidden camera catches fly tippers red handed
A hidden camera at a fly-tip black spot near Boston produced evidence leading to two men being fined and ordered to pay costs by Boston magistrates.
The cameras, used for the first time by Boston Borough Council under RIPA rules (Regulation of Investigation Powers Act) to record fly tipping, captured footage in a lay-by on the B1397 between Kirton and Sutterton. From April 2016 to March 2017 there were 53 fly-tipping incidents at the location.
Andrew Horry (48), of Church Green Road, Fishtoft, admitted dumping three bags of garden waste and was fined £166 and ordered to pay £300 costs and a £30 victim surcharge. The covert camera footage showed him arriving in a commercial vehicle and dumping the bags of rubbish.
Mark Wilward, of Primitive Gait, Gosberton Clough, admitted dumping two bags of rubbish after cleaning out his works van and was fined £92, ordered to pay £300 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.
Two others charged with fly-tipping related offences failed to appear in court and warrants for their arrest were issued.
Andrew Goldsborough, prosecuting for Boston Borough Council, said during 2016/17 there had been 1,278 fly tips in the borough, costing potentially £100,000 to clean up.
Boston Borough Council provides kerbside collections of household and recycled waste, a garden waste collection service and a bulky waste collection service. Items can be taken to be disposed of for free at the household waste recycling centre (the tip) in Slippery Gowt Lane, Wyberton.
Part of the image shown to the magistrates of Mr Milward dumping a bag of rubbish in the lay-by. He was traced through the registration number of the vehicle he used.
A still from the video showing Mr Horry in the act of throwing down his second of three bags of rubbish. He can be seen on film looking left and right before dumping the bags.