County Durham man fined for fly-tipping mattress and car seat
Date of alert:
Wednesday, 25 May 2022
A County Durham man has been ordered to pay £1,000 after being caught on CCTV dumping a mattress, car seat and wood at the side of a road.
Durham County Council took legal action against Jordan Bolton, from Ascot Place, Pelton, after one of its neighbourhood wardens found the flytip at High Urpeth, in May last year.
The area near Beamish, which has experienced flytipping over the years, has signs warning people of the consequences of flytipping and CCTV cameras operating.
Whilst reviewing the CCTV footage, the warden observed two men exiting a recovery truck before throwing the items from the back of the vehicle and onto the side of the road, despite cars passing at the time.
Although both males were seen to be removing the waste, Bolton was the more active of the two.
He was later identified by a warden with assistance from a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) from Durham Constabulary, while further checks showed his father to be the insured driver of the vehicle.