A FLY-TIPPER who dumped five bags of rubbish on the road side has been fined hundreds of pounds.

Octavian Pana, 22 of Beyer Road, Amesbury pleaded guilty to dumping the waste in Stockport Road, Amesbury before Salisbury Magistrates Court on Monday. Pana was ordered to pay a total of £796 in fines and costs. 

Crucial evidence led the council’s environmental enforcement officers to Pana, who admitted to the offences during a council interview under caution. 

The now disused Stockport Road has a history of fly-tipping, but council officers now work proactively in that area, to catch fly-tippers in the act.

Bridget Wayman, cabinet member for highways, transport and waste at Wiltshire Council said: “This fly-tipping prosecution highlights that we take all reports seriously and will fully investigate them however small.

"Fly-tipping will not be tolerated in Wiltshire. It’s a disgusting blight on our local environment and a potential danger to public health and it is a drain on council resources at a time when resources are limited.

"The household recycling centre was less than five minutes away from where the waste was dumped and was open at the time.”