Saturday, 6 August 2011

Fly-tipper caught in act by helicopter

From a City Council press release:-

Brighton fly-tipper comes a cropper.

The Environment Agency, in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council, has  prosecuted a fly-tipper who was spotted by a police helicopter crew whilst he dumped waste out the back of his vehicle in Brighton.

Mr Billy Tom Fury of Horton Rd, Colnbrook, Slough, Buckinghamshire, appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Friday 5 August 2011 and pleaded guilty to illegally depositing waste. Mr Fury was fined £5,000, ordered to pay costs of £1,285 and £15 victim surcharge.

The Court heard that at lunchtime on Saturday 7 August 2010, a Sussex Police helicopter was returning back from Brighton towards Shoreham airport. The crew spotted fly-tipping taking place on land to the east of Devils Dyke Road as they saw a man emptying waste from the back of a tipper truck. Read on.

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