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Fly-tipper caught on camera dumping rubbish near bins

A fly-tipper was caught on camera as he dumped rubbish at a recycling centre <i>(Image: Southampton City Council)</i>
A fly-tipper was caught on camera as he dumped rubbish at a recycling centre (Image: Southampton City Council)

A man has been told to pay more than £400 in fines and costs after dumping rubbish beside bins at a recycling centre.

The culprit was caught on camera as he heaved what appears to be a mattress out of a car.

Posting online Southampton City Council said: "The judge in this case ordered a fine of £200, a victim surcharge of £80 and a contribution to costs to the court of £175, making a total payable of £455.

"The fine in this case was lower than usual, as the perpetrator had spent time in custody after a warrant for his arrest was issued when he failed to attend court.

"Remember, that placing rubbish near a bottle bank /clothing recycling bank is still illegal dumping of waste/fly-tipping."

The city council has been contacted for more information.