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Fly-tipper caught on camera

13 February 2020

A serial fly-tipper has told a court he is ‘very sorry’ after being fined thousands of pounds for dumping his rubbish at a public car park.

CCTV images caught Adrian White, 41 of North Circular Road, London, chucking out building and household rubbish from the back of his van and then driving off.

He committed the offence in the early hours of the morning to avoid being caught at the Brent Council pay and display car park in Wendover Road, Harlesden.

He drove to the spot every night between June 4 and June 6 last year, to dispose of the rubbish gradually. He then went back on June 18, but this time he was caught.

White pleaded guilty to the offences of fly tipping at Willesden Magistrate on January 28, 2020 and was ordered to pay the total sum of £4,628.

He told the Court he was ‘very sorry’ and that he was ‘tempted’.

He said he had sold the van and would not be dumping anymore waste illegally.

After the Court case Councillor Krupa Sheth, Brent Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, warned: “This was not a one-off offence, but a sustained illegal dumping of rubbish at a spot that attracts a lot of fly-tipping.

“It took place very late at night or in the early hours of the morning and so he knew he was doing wrong when he emptied his rubbish all over the car park.

“Our environmental teams have a tough job with this kind of behaviour, but this case demonstrates that offenders will be caught and brought before the courts and will pay the price for their irresponsible actions.”