Facebook fly-tipper who blighted countryside is prosecuted
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 1 March 2022
North Yorkshire Police
A serial fly-tipper who dumped piles of rubbish around Richmondshire has been sentenced by a court.
Ben Tiller, 37 of Richmond, “blighted his community” by illegally discarding the waste in the countryside.
Members of the public responded to a Facebook advert for “Rubbish Removal Service” and paid to have the waste taken away in a pickup truck.
Rather than disposing of it legally, Tiller dumped items - including furniture, a mattress, building materials and carpets – in rural areas.
An investigation was launched after documents found by a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) linked to an address in Harrogate. The trail then led back to Tiller