VIDEO: Fly-Tipper Dumps 3 Tonnes Of Waste Without Stopping Vehicle

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A fly-tipper has been caught on camera dumping 3 tonnes of commercial waste from the back of their vehicle while driving along a residential street, without even stopping.

Croydon Council is now calling for the public’s help in catching the perpetrator.

The footage was taken from a resident’s backyard CCTV camera, which filmed the driver of a white tipper truck dropping the rubble, plaster and wood as they drove along Croham Manor Close off Croham Road in South Croydon at 1.55pm on Tuesday 15 March.

Officers spotted and seized the Ford Transit van, which has the numberplate X597 AAF, in Addiscombe on Thursday last week. The van was half-full with waste when it was confiscated, and is now being examined for evidence.

Now enforcement officers’ focus is on finding the driver, who is the council’s “number one target fly-tipping offender”.

Croydon Council’s environmental enforcement team suspects that the unregistered van has been used for fly-tipping elsewhere in the borough after they received sightings from members of the public at locations including Addiscombe, Norbury and Thornton Heath.

Councillor Stuart Collins, deputy leader – Clean Green Croydon, said: “Fly-tipping costs thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money to clear up and it blights our borough, so I urge anyone with information about the van’s driver to contact our officers to help them prosecute this particularly shameless criminal.”

To report dumped waste, call the council’s dedicated fly-tipping hotline on 0208 604 7000, use the council’s My Croydon smartphone app or email flytip@croydon.gov.uk

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