Chobham fly-tippers fined in crackdown

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Five £300 fines have been issued in one day to drivers of commercial vehicles in a crackdown on fly-tippers.

The operation focused on the Chobham area of Surrey, which police said has suffered from a spate of illegal rubbish dumping.

Police and enforcement officers from Surrey Heath Borough Council stopped more than 40 drivers on Thursday.

A number of fixed penalty notices were also issued for offences including having no MOT and vehicle defects.

"Our aim was to tackle those who both carry commercial waste illegally or who cannot account for where they dispose of waste such as brick rubble and tree cuttings," said Sgt Chris Tinney.

"Illegally disposing of waste not only incurs a cost to the taxpayer but also places road users at risk when rubbish is dumped on to a carriageway."

Carriers of commercial waste are legally required to hold a Waste Carriers Licence and keep a record of the waste and its disposal.

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