Fly-tipping hot spot in Colwick is targeted
Four people have been prosecuted in an attempt to deal with a fly-tipping hot spot in Nottingham.
The Environment Agency said Racecourse Road - next to Nottingham Racecourse and Colwick Country Park - had become a focus for problems in recent months.
Last week a man from St Ann's was given a 12 month community order after a chair, a mattress and wood were dumped near to the entrance of Colwick Hall.
The agency said it was a serious issue and culprits would be punished.
Peter Rutherford, from the Environment Agency, said the area suited fly-tippers.
"The fly-tipper is an opportunist. He is looking for a quiet, secluded, remote location to commit his crime," he said.
"In this particular instance we had a van load of waste which was emptied in less than a minute - in a quiet location with no witnesses to observe.
"But we target these sites with covert cameras, specifically to catch these people."
Convicted fly-tippers can face unlimited fines and up to five years imprisonment.