A FLY-TIPPER travelled from another county to pollute local land.

Gavin Stallwood, 39, of Walton Drive, High Wycombe, appeared at Oxford Magistrates' Court last week when he pleaded guilty to fly-tipping waste on a private land off Warpsgrove Lane, Chalgrove.

He was fined more than £800 following an investigation by South Oxfordshire District Council.

CCTV camera at Tangent Furniture Limited showed footage of the van used to dispose of old foam material and wooden draws next to its depot.

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The furniture supplier reported the incident to the council and, using the footage, investigating officers established the vehicle was leased to a company in High Wycombe and Mr Stallwood was confirmed as the one using it on the day.

When interviewed under caution, Mr Stallwood told officers that he was trying to earn extra cash and had advertised his waste removal services on social media.

He was, however, unable to provide any details of the person who had paid him to take the rubbish away.

Councillor David Rouane, cabinet member for housing and environment at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: "Fly-tipping is a serious offence which can blight local communities and costs significant money to clean up. 

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"When this takes place on private land then, unless the perpetrator is found, the landowner must pay to get the rubbish removed. 

"If it happens on public land the tax payer foots the bill."