West Wickham man fined after fly-tipping at Petts Wood business

PUBLISHED: 12:10 06 September 2016

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Stock photo of fly-tipping scene

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He was Councillor Clin Smith has described the offence as ‘totally wrong’

Bromley residents are being reminded of the ‘totally wrong and thoroughly anti-social’ offence of fly-tipping, after a West Wickham man was fined £185 last month.

Douglas Whiteman of Addington Road was ordered to pay an £85 fine, plus £80 to the council and a £20 victim surcharge, after a hearing at Bromley Magistrates Court on August 25.

Whiteman was caught on CCTV dumping waste at the back of a Petts Wood business in March.

The footage showed a man unload bags of waste along with plastic sheeting and a paint pot from a white hatchback, before driving away.

The business’ owner was forced to pay the cost of removing the rubbish, which Whiteman admitted to dumping.

Environment councillor Colin Smith said: “Whether you’re a householder or a business, it is totally wrong and thoroughly anti-social to dump rubbish on public land or other people’s property, so please don’t do it.

“Anyone in the small minority minded to behave in this manner - the council will be looking for you, and with the help of decent, law-abiding people, will eventually find and prosecute you.”

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