23/06/20: Speedy investigation sees flytipper fined £300 within three hours

It took just three hours for Breckland Council to locate, interview and fine a man who was seen flytipping in the district.

The fly tipping incident took place at Beetley Village Hall, prompting the council's skilled Enforcement Officers to review CCTV evidence to locate the driver of a vehicle seen fly tipping in the area. 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 3 hours to resolve. Money from the Fixed Penalty Notice will now go towards investigating more fly tipping incidents within Breckland.

Cllr Gordon Bambridge, Breckland Council's Executive Member for Environmental Services and Public Protection, commented: "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

 

Last updated: 29/07/2020 12:47:21