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Published: Tuesday, 11th July 2017

The resident was also ordered to pay costs towards the clearance of the fly-tip.

The offence occurred in Maryon Wilson Park in Charlton on the 4 July at approximately 9.30pm and a detailed description of the fly-tipper was reported by residents to the Royal Borough via email. The hefty fly-tip contained contents from a green top Royal Borough residential bin as well as a number of old kitchen units, wood and rubble.

Fly-tipper caught with help of local community

The Royal Borough's park rangers team assisted enviro-crime officers in gathering the evidence to proceed with a formal investigation. The suspect was quickly called for interview and the matter was dealt with by way of a fixed penalty notice of £400 and £100 in recovery of costs.

With the help from the local community and park rangers, enviro-crime officers managed to conclude the investigation within 24 hours of the crime being reported.

'We have heard residents' concerns'

Councillor Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Environment, said: "We are very grateful to the residents who responded so swiftly in reporting this crime. Thanks to their alertness and the detailed description they provided, we were able to investigate and issue the fine within 24 hours.

"We have heard residents' concerns on fly-tipping loud and clear and we are continuing to do the best we can on reprimanding fly-tippers in the borough."

If you see it, report it

If you have intelligence on suspected fly-tippers, please visit our enviro-crime pages.