A FLY-TIPPER has been ordered to pay over £2,000 and been banned from driving after dumping a lorry-load of oil-soaked car parts in the middle of a road.

Robert Lee, 25, admitted fly-tipping and breaching his duty of care under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Lee, who buys and sells car parts, was fined £1,000, ordered to pay court costs of £1,044 and was banned from driving for 28 days.

Wychavon District Council received a report of car parts dumped off Mill Lane in Upper Strensham in September 2017.

It was later found the waste had come from an MOT testing centre in Gloucester.

Lee admitted in an interview, under caution, he had jumped on to the back of his vehicle and pushed the parts on to the road before driving away.

Lee, who had no court representation, showed remorse for his actions.

He blamed his behaviour on the fact he'd had an argument with his partner and was rushing to get home.

Cllr Emma Stokes, board member for Environment on Wychavon District Council, said: “I hope the size of the fine and driving ban in this case sends a clear message that Wychavon has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to fly-tipping.

“Not only is it very dangerous and unsightly but costs taxpayers money to clear up.

“Residents can play their part in reducing fly-tipping by ensuring they use a registered waste carrier to dispose of their waste.

“Failure to do so could result in prosecution if their rubbish is later fly-tipped even if they were not the ones responsible.”

Lee, from Tewkesbury, was one of two people convicted for fly-tipping offences on the same day.

Daniel Paduraru, of West Bromwich, was also found guilty of non-compliance with a fly tipping investigation in Malvern Wells.

They appeared at Worcester Magistrates’ Court on Friday June 29.