A TEST Valley man has been forced to pay £1000 after admitting to pushing waste out of the back door of his car.

Eddy Hilden, 54, of Scallows Lane, West Wellow, was captured on one of Test Valley Borough Council’s (TVBC) covert cameras as he pulled into a layby in Nursling on July 7 last year.

He opened the rear doors of his vehicle, pushing a large bag containing household waste and wood shavings into the layby.

Hilden admitted the offence at Southampton Magistrates Court on April 26.

He was fined £1000 and ordered to pay a £100 surcharge and costs of £701.50.

Posting to Facebook, TVBC leader Cllr Phil North said: “I’m pleased to report that Test Valley Borough Council’s covert cameras have brought another fly-tipper to justice.

“Our covert cameras are regularly moved to ensure their location is not known, but it goes to emphasise the point that fly-tipping is simply not worth the risk.

“It is a selfish and disgusting crime that blights our landscape and can mean the taxpayer has to foot the bill for the clean-up operation.

“We have an incredibly good record of prosecuting fly-tippers, which means that those responsible rightly have to pay for what they’ve done, alongside a criminal record and a day in court.”

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