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Man fined £800 and vehicle crushed after fly-tipping in Redbridge

A van owner had his vehicle crushed after fly-tipping 

A man has been left with an £800 fine and crushed vehicle after fly-tipping in Redbridge.

The culprit used a van to dump filled sacks, tyres and old carpets in an alleyway on two separate occasions in Barkingside.

The man was brought to justice after footage emerged of both incidents.

Redbridge’s Council’s Enforcement Team were able to link the offending van to a local address as part of their investigation.

Further enquiries revealed that another vehicle, also linked to fly-tipping incidents in the borough, was also connected to the address.

In a joint operation with the Police, the council seized both vehicles under section 34 Environmental Protection Act 1990, as Enforcement Officers continued to track down the vehicle owners.

The owner of the van was eventually traced and interviewed under caution, during which he admitted to fly-tipping in the alleyway, landing him with two fines totalling £800.

His seized van was also crushed after he failed to collect it within the designated time frame.

The second seized vehicle, for which an owner could not be traced, was also crushed.

Redbridge Cabinet Member for Environment and Civic Pride Cllr Jo Blackman, said: “Redbridge is our home, and no one has the right to dump rubbish on our streets.

“The council takes tough action against anyone caught fly-tipping, and in this case the fly-tipper ended up losing both his money, and his van.

“This could have been easily avoided as there are lots of different ways you can dispose of rubbish responsibly and legally in the borough.”

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