A MAN who dumped leftover kebab meat in a layby must pay out more than £3,000.

Denis Rasim, of Andover, admitted to chucking the meat, as well as empty drink cans and takeaway containers, at the side of the road while driving along the A343 in Hurstbourne Tarrant in January 2017.

Rasim was ordered to pay a £1,120 fine, prosecution costs of £1,820 and a £110 victim surcharge at his appearance at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on November 22.

The prosecution comes as the latest action from Test Valley Borough Council to crackdown on fly-tipping across the borough.

The council’s environmental chief Councillor Graham Stallard said: “This was a blatant fly-tip which would have been seen by many drivers on what is one of the busiest roads in our borough.

“The disregard for both the law and common decency here is staggering.

“This latest prosecution reinforces the fact that Test Valley Borough Council takes a zero-tolerance approach to fly-tipping in our borough, and this case sends a strong message to anyone thinking of illegally depositing their waste.

“We remain very clear on this – we investigate every report of fly-tipping, and if there is sufficient evidence, we will see you in court.”

The council is also reminding businesses of their duty to ensure any waste they produce is handled safely and in accordance with the law.

To report fly-tipping incidents call the council on 01264 368000 or go to testvalley.gov.uk/mytestvalley.