A fly-tipper has been caught on video throwing bags of rubbish from the back of a truck into the countryside.

A man is seen throwing waste from the vehicle in the footage filmed along Darlingscote Road near Shipston-on-Stour in the Cotswolds.

Police have identified the vehicle using the video and subsequently arranged to visit the location it was suspected to have come from.

Fly-tipper throws waste from back of truck into countryside

Speaking about the incident, a spokesperson for the Warwickshire Rural Crime Team said: "Officers located the unattended vehicle near Darlingcote shortly after.

"Using Police powers of entry and seizure under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 we recovered the vehicle.

"The registered keeper of the vehicle will be contacted in due course to disclose who the driver was at the time of the offences (failure to respond is an automatic six points and up to £1000 fine).

"The vehicle is also at risk of being crushed if the keeper doesn't respond."

What is the fine for fly-tipping in the UK?

The maximum for on-the-spot fines for litter, graffiti and fly-tipping is set to increase under PM Rishi Sunak’s Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan following an announcement in July.

Environment Minister Rebecca Pow announced on Friday, July 7 that the government would be delivering on the Prime Minister’s Action Plan "to clamp down on these crimes and build stronger communities".

The upper limits for various fixed penalty notices as of the announcement:

  • The maximum amount those caught fly-tipping could be fined will increase from £400 to £1,000
  • The maximum amount those who litter or graffiti could be fined will increase from £150 to £500
  • The maximum amount those who breach their household waste duty of care could be fined will increase from £400 to £600

Environment Secretary, Thérèse Coffey said: "Everyone loathes litter louts and people who dump rubbish.

"We are increasing the penalties local councils can apply for this behaviour that spoils our streets and harms nature.