Fly-tipper blames anger and frustration for dumping waste

February 26 2018

A DELIVERY driver was ordered to pay a total of £500 in fines and costs after admitting fly-tipping in Tortworth, near Thornbury.

A DELIVERY driver was ordered to pay a total of £500 in fines and costs after admitting fly-tipping in Tortworth, near Thornbury.

Ionut Vulpe, 22, of Kingston Road, Bedminster, Bristol, was prosecuted by South Gloucestershire Council’s environmental protection team.

Bristol Magistrates’ Court was told that on November 23, 2017, a witness saw seven large empty delivery bags and an empty cardboard box dumped on Tortworth Road by the driver of a white delivery van.

Inquiries revealed the van was used by a parcel delivery contractor and Vulpe was the driver.

When interviewed, he said he had left the items out of anger and frustration after they fell out of the vehicle while he was trying to re-organise his deliveries.

In court, Vulpe was fined £120 and ordered to pay costs of £350 and a £30 victim surcharge.

Heather Goddard, the council’s Cabinet member for communities, said: “Fly-tipping is an issue that affects our communities and local environment and this activity will not be tolerated in South Gloucestershire.

“There is no excuse for this type of behaviour. Waste crime puts the environment at risk and anyone found to be fly-tipping will be prosecuted.”