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Man caught on cam fly-tipping owns up to his crime and gets a £150 fine

Fly-tipping off Dagenham HeathwayTags Adults , Business , Council , Family , Residents

A man pictured in the latest Barking and Dagenham Council CCTV Appeal has admitted to illegally fly-tipping and been issued with a £150 fine, after he was identified by an eagle-eyed viewer.

The fixed penalty notice (FPN), the 12th to be handed out as a result of the online videos, must be paid within 14 days or the man could face prosecution.

There have been nine episodes in the series so far, which launched in July, highlighting areas that are blighted by fly-tippers.

The short films have so far clocked up more than 12,500 views on YouTube in total.

Not about spying but speaking up

Councillor Margaret Mullane, Cabinet Member for Enforcement and Community Safety, said: "This shows that people in our borough won’t stand for our streets being turned into an illegal dumping ground.

"We're not asking residents to spy on their neighbours, but to take pride in where they live and understand that unless they tell us who these culprits are, we won’t be able to do anything about it." 

Last year the council spent more than £380,000 clearing away illegal fly-tips across the borough.

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