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Large builders’-type bag containing household waste and wood shavings fly-tipped into the layby

Covert camera success again after Nursling fly-tip

Test Valley Borough Council’s covert cameras have helped to secure yet another prosecution after a Wellow man admitted pushing waste out of the back door of his car.

Eddy Hilden, of Scallows Lane, West Wellow, was captured on one of the authority’s covert cameras as he pulled into the layby on Station Road, Nursling, in July last year.

The 54-year-old then opened the rear doors of his vehicle, pushing a large builders’-type bag containing household waste and wood shavings into the layby. Despite failing to attend an interview with TVBC officers, Mr Hilden admitted the offence at Southampton Magistrates Court. He also had no waste carrier licence on the day of the offence.

He was fined £1,000, ordered to pay costs of £701.50 and a £100 victim surcharge.

Portfolio holder, councillor Nick Adams-King, said: “Our covert cameras go to show that fly-tipping is simply not worth the risk. 

“It is a selfish and disgusting crime that blights our landscape and can mean the taxpayer has to foot the bill for the clean-up operation. We have an incredibly good record of prosecuting fly-tippers, which means that those responsible rightly have to pay for what they’ve done, alongside a criminal record and a day in court.”