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Tim Bacon, of Brush Drive, Loughborough, admitted fly-tipping at Leicester Magistrates' Court after being prosecuted by Charnwood Borough Council.

Among the waste found in the lay-by next the A6 Derby Road was building rubble, wood, insulation and cardboard. The council's head of regulatory services Alan Twells said: "There is no excuse for dumping waste at the side of the road, I hope this acts as a lesson to anyone who thinks they can leave rubbish where they like. We strive to ensure Charnwood remains a clean and tidy borough so would encourage anyone looking to dispose of waste to visit their local waste site or contact us about bulky waste collections. If you are approached by anyone offering to remove rubbish, make sure they have a waste carriers' licence." The council said Bacon, 26, had offered to take the waste away on behalf of someone else, for a fee of £80, and had already correctly disposed of some of it.

He told Magistrates' that he had intended to put the rest of it in a skip at his father's house. He admitted that when he went to put items in the skip the following day he was unable to access it so panicked and left the waste in the lay-by before going to work. Admitting the offence, Bacon accepted that what he had done was wrong and that he felt bad for having done it.

Bacon was fined £1,028 and ordered to pay costs of £346 and a victim surcharge of £101

Details from Leicester Mercury



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