A Norfolk council has succeeded in catching and fining fly-tippers with the help of private and government agencies including Serco and the DVLA. 

Breckland Council has carried out investigations into three separate incidents of fly-tipping in the region, the first involving office furniture being dumped on land owned by the Forestry Commission in Thetford.

Following a "thorough" investigation, it was determined that an unlicensed waste carrier had been used, resulting in fines of £800 and the individual tasked to collect the waste.

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The second case occurred at a Sainsbury's car park in Attleborough where CCTV captured a driver illegally discarding various items including bags of household waste.

With cooperation with the DVLA, the vehicle owner was identified and fined £445.

The most recent incident occurred on the A47 near Scarning where rotting fruit, eggs and vegetables, accompanied by discarded bags of waste and packaging were overflowing out of roadside bins.

Serco officers identified that the fly tip was linked to a business in north Norfolk which was issued a fixed £400 penalty. 

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Councillor Helen Crane, executive member for waste at Breckland Council, said: "These fines reinforce our stance against illegal dumping.

"We urge residents and businesses to responsibly dispose of waste through authorised channels.

"We're determined to maintain our area's cleanliness and will take robust action against those who disregard the law."