Fly-tipper ‘needed space to carry his mates’

The car parts dumped roadside in Steeple Claydon
The car parts dumped roadside in Steeple Claydon

A man who dumped car parts at the side of the road to make room for his friends has been ordered to pay more than £1,600.

Charles Edwards, 21, of Sandholm in Steeple Claydon, said he did not plan to dump the items but needed to free up space in his car.

Edwards thought about returning to collect the car parts from Sandhill Road in Steeple Claydon but thought he would be spotted doing so.

He admitted the fly-tipping offence at Wycombe Magistrates Court on October 15 and was fined £500.

Edwards must also pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £1,104.39 and a victim surcharge of £50, which takes total costs to £1,654.39.

The car parts were found on May 13 by an investigator from the Waste Partnership for Bucks, who traced the items to Edwards.

The Waste Partnership launched the Illegal Dumping Costs campaign in October 2003 and has seen 449 convictions since.

There is an average of one conviction for dumping illegal waste every week in Bucks.

Report fly-tipping online at www.buckscc.gov.uk/fly