Fly-tipper caught twice on camera is fined in court

A quick-thinking resident who recorded footage of a man fly-tipping waste by his gateway has helped ensure the criminal has been brought to justice and made to pay for his crime. Council surveillance cameras also caught the same criminal in the act on another occasion at a different location.

Claude Kieran Baylis Carty, 31, of Rignall Road, Great Missenden, pleaded guilty to two offences of illegal dumping when he appeared at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on Wednesday 10 August 2022.

The court heard that on two occasions, Monday 14 June 2021 and Monday 28 June 2021, green waste was found dumped at two separate locations within Buckinghamshire. Buckinghamshire Council’s enforcement team carries out regular surveillance at locations that are heavily blighted with fly-tipping. Diligent members of the public who are able to provide evidence also help us capture fly-tipping taking place.

The Buckinghamshire surveillance camera on this occasion recorded the suspect’s vehicle arriving in the daytime and the driver was filmed fly-tipping waste onto the ground. Enforcement officers were also provided with private CCTV showing the same male and vehicle dumping and leaving waste in a private gateway.

The vehicle was traced back to a Claude Kieran Baylis Carty at a Great Missenden address. Mr Baylis Carty was invited for an interview with council enforcement officers but refused to attend.

In court magistrates fined Baylis Carty £370 and ordered him to pay clean up and investigation costs of £1,456. A victim surcharge of £34 was also levied – making a total to pay £1,810.

Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment said: “Our surveillance cameras have eyes everywhere so that should be a warning to any would-be fly-tippers. We are also lucky to have the support of the vast majority of our residents who don’t want to see their local area blighted by this terrible eyesore. There is simply no excuse for fly-tipping.”

To report fly-tipping anywhere in Buckinghamshire visit: