Surveillance in Chilterns AONB catches Aylesbury fly tipper
Beni Barariu, 31, of Oak Green, Aylesbury, pleaded guilty at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on 9 December 2020 to fly-tipping waste at Longdown Hill, Cadsden, Princes Risborough, on 5 May 2020.
Cadsden is one of many locations around Buckinghamshire periodically targeted by the Council’s waste enforcement team with anti-fly tipping surveillance. The court heard that on the evening of 5 May 2020 a surveillance camera on Longdown Hill in the Chilterns AONB captured waste car parts being dumped at the roadside from a large black 4×4. The vehicle was traced from its registration number to the defendant Beni Barariu. The waste included a car seat, two tyres and interior vehicle trim.
Mr Barariu was interviewed under caution by council investigators at Aylesbury Police Station in June 2020. He admitted dumping the waste and stated that the material had come from his own home. He said he had the waste in the vehicle and had acted on the spur of the moment.
The magistrates fined Mr Barariu £615. He was ordered to pay clean-up, investigation and legal costs of £1,200 and a victim surcharge of £62 – making a total for him to pay of £1,877.
Bill Chapple OBE, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change said : “The fact that Longdown Hill is within the Chilterns AONB and part of the natural heritage of Bucks much prized by locals and visitors alike doesn’t seem to have been a deterrent to this offender.
“But regardless of where Illegal dumping takes place, Buckinghamshire Council’s zero tolerance approach means that we’ll take enforcement action against offenders whenever and wherever we can obtain evidence against them.
“In this case, our surveillance cameras once again proved their worth, and provided evidence of the offender dumping car parts from his vehicle onto the verge. Waste such as this can be taken to your local household recycling centre for a modest charge – surely preferable to court fines, costs, and a criminal record.”