A FLY-TIPPER has been ordered to carry out unpaid work after he dumped harmful chemicals and other cleaning supplies in a layby on the A343.

Adrian Vicker-Craddock left the commercial waste from a mobile cleaning business, including oven-cleaning chemicals and used tissues on the stretch of road near Bourne Park at the end of May 2018.

At Basingstoke Magistrates Court on February 7 Vicker-Craddock, of Crowfield Drive, Thatcham, pleaded guilty to both knowingly causing or permitting the unlawful disposal of commercial waste and also to disposing of the waste in a manner likely to cause pollution to the environment or harm to human health.

The 33-year-old was handed a 12-month community order and must carry out 100 hours unpaid work.

Vicker-Craddock must also pay the council’s full clean up and legal costs of £1,882.50. He was also made to pay an £85 victim surcharge.

Environmental portfolio holder, Councillor Graham Stallard, said: “This is a main road and hundreds of cars will no doubt have driven past and seen this awful rubbish that had been thoughtlessly left. We are committed to stamping down on this selfish and irresponsible crime and we will investigate every report that we receive.

“I hope this acts as a deterrent for anyone thinking of leaving waste of any kind illegally in our borough. If there is sufficient evidence, then we will see you in court. There is no excuse.”