A CARPET fitter has fined after he was spotted illegally fly tipping.

James Steven Llewllyn, 39, of Hutchins Way, Sherborne-St-John was prosecuted by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council after a member of the public spotted items being thrown from a vehicle on Thursday 12 April 2018, in Gibbons Place and noted the registration, and contacted the council.

Mr Llewllyn pleaded guilty to fly-tipping, when he appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on Thursday, 25 October and was fined £250 and ordered to pay £30 victim surcharge and £100 costs.

The maximum prison sentence for fly tipping is five years, with an unlimited fine.

Cabinet member for regulatory services and the environment at the borough council, Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “Dumping waste is inconsiderate, anti-social and unacceptable. We take the issue of fly tipping extremely seriously and cases such as these demonstrate the courts do too.

“We are grateful to those who contact us with information that enables us to take action against fly tippers and we will continue to prosecute offenders.”

If resident see anyone dumping waste illegally they are asked to report it by calling 01256 844844.

Household waste can be taken free of charge to the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Wade Road.