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Nelson flytipper caught on CCTV
11:00am Saturday 24th August 2013 in East Lancashire
A FLY-tipper was caught on CCTV dumping corrugated roofing down the side of a garage, a court heard Ryan Clough, 26, of Highfield Crescent in Nelson - who then tried to conceal the sheets with leaves - was told he could be facing jail by Leyland magistrates, in relation the incident off Chorley Old Road, Whittle-le-Woods.
Clough admitted a fly-tipping offence, in a prosecution brought by Chorley Council, and was bailed until next Wednesday for a pre-sentence report. All options, including custody, will be considered at the next hearing.
Magistrates heard a resident of Chorley Old Road discovered the fly-tipping on February 2 after noticing a pile of leaves had been disturbed at the side of his garage.
After investigating the leaves, he found that roofing had been dumped underneath.
He then checked CCTV that he has installed on the property and found that a silver Mk5 Vauxhall Astra estate pulled up onto his drive on three occasions in a single day.
While pretending to work on the engine, two men were seen waiting until nobody was passing before removing the roofing from the roof rack and dumping it at the side of the garage.
One of the men then noticed the camera and concealed the sheets with leaves.
Clough was later traced through DVLA records from the vehicle’s registration number.
Speaking after the case Coun Adrian Lowe, who oversees environmental health issues at Chorley Council, said: “We take fly-tipping extremely seriously as it could pose a threat to human health and to wildlife, especially in this case as asbestos poses a serious health hazard and should only be handled and disposed of by suitably experienced personnel.”
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