A SWINDON driver has been fined after dumping a van-load of waste in the Wiltshire countryside.
The fly-tipper was issued with a £400 fixed-penalty notice after a vigilant member of the public tipped off Wilshire Council.
The man was spotted unloading a van of cardboard boxes and carpet on a verge off Rockley Road, Ogbourne Maizey, Malborough.
He was rumbled after a witness noted the vehicle’s registration number and assisted the council and DVLA track down the owner where he was also ordered to clean up the mess by enforcement officers.
Bridget Wayman, Wiltshire Council’s cabinet member for waste, said: “I would like to applaud the very positive spirit of the member of the public and thank them for their quick thinking that has resulted in this fixed penalty notice. I hope this will encourage more people to report these types of crimes." “Wiltshire Council is committed to crack down on waste crime and fixed-penalty notices are a significant tool in combating this illegal activity.”