CAUGHT ON VIDEO: SEARCH FOR “COUNCIL’S NUMBER ONE FLY-TIPPING OFFENDER” AS VAN SEIZED
Croydon council are calling for the public’s help in catching a fly-tipper who dumped three tonnes of building waste while driving along a residential street.
A resident’s backyard CCTV camera 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.
“Council officers spotted and seized the Ford Transit van, which has the numberplate X597 AAF, in Addiscombe on Thursday (10th)” said a council spokesman. “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.
“Our 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.”
To view the video – which featured on ITV London News earlier this week – please visit: https://youtu.be/cOKLXrXI9Ig
To report dumped waste, please call the council’s dedicated fly-tipping hotline on 0208 604 7000, use the council’s My Croydon smartphone app or email [email protected] (Source: Croydon council press release)