Flytipper handed £200 on the spot fine for dumping waste at National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall estate

A flytipper has been fined �200 for dumping rubbish at Felbrigg Woods. Picture: James Bass

A flytipper has been fined �200 for dumping rubbish at Felbrigg Woods. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2011

A fly-tipper who dumped rubbish at ancient woodland has been fined £200 under new local powers.

The Cromer man was caught on CCTV entering the National's Trust's Felbrigg Estate from a lay-by at Aylmerton with a bag of waste and later returning empty handed.

After an interview under caution he admitted fly-tipping and was served with a fixed penalty notice. New legislation means anyone caught illegally dumping waste could face an on-the-spot penalty. Local authorities were given greater powers to tackle the crime by issuing £200 penalty notices to offenders.

North Norfolk District Council Cabinet member for environmental services Angie Titch-Fillett said: 'It is good to be able to now have on-the-spot fines in our arsenal of deterrents against fly tipping. This kind of offence blights our beautiful district and anything that might make people think twice about tipping, and choose instead to take their waste through the proper disposal routes, has got to be a good thing.'


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