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Bed fly-tippers in Ilford sprung with £400 fine

PUBLISHED: 14:30 12 September 2017

CCTV footage shows men carrying a bed from a flat in Ilford. Picture Redbridge Council

CCTV footage shows men carrying a bed from a flat in Ilford. Picture Redbridge Council

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Two men, who were caught on CCTV dumping a mattress and bed frame, have landed a £400 fine.

A sharp-eyed Redbridge Council camera operator spotted the pair carrying the furniture from a flat in Ilford and disposing the items incorrectly.

After the furniture was removed from the dumping site by the council, enforcement officers paid the address in question a visit and the men were given a penalty under the Environmental Protection Act.

A council spokesman said: “The council’s civic pride service has invested in new CCTV 4G cameras, which have been deployed at key locations to tackle and target fly-tips.

“In south Ilford alone the council has been able to issue 50 £400 penalty notices in the last month.

“CCTV footage and still photography are used to confront any offenders who deny their part and penalties are issued on the spot.”

To report fly-tipping visit: redbridge.gov.uk/report

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