Man reported following suspected flytipping in Downton

Man reported following suspected flytipping in Downton

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 3:57pm 11th May 2020.

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A 20 year old man has been stopped by police and reported for failing to produce a waste carriers licence.

Officers were tipped off by members of the public at around 11.15am yesterday morning (Sunday 10th May).

A vehicle had been spotted 'in suspicious circumstances' near Barford Lane, with callers believing that they were intending to flytip green waste.

A Land Rover Defender was stopped on Lode Hill, with a 20 year old man reported for failing to show a waste carriers licence.

He was also issued with a Covid-19 Fixed Penalty Notice.

The vehicle was stopped on Lode Hill in Downton, following reports of suspicious activity in the Barford Lane area

An 18 year old man, also in the vehicle, was also given a Covid-19 fine.

South Wiltshire Inspector Pete Sparrow said: 

"With recycling centres closed over recent weeks, fly-tipping has been a priority for our neighbourhood officers - we understand the concerns fly-tipping can cause especially for those living in rural areas and we have been working closely with Wiltshire Council to take action against anyone caught committing offences under the Environmental Protection Act. 

"Thanks to the quick intervention of members of the public, we were able to stop this vehicle before a load was dropped and an individual has been reported for not having the appropriate licence to carry waste. 

"In addition, this was unnecessary travel and both were issued with Fixed Penalty Notices for breaching the Covid-19 restrictions."

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