Hunt for one of Britain's worst fly-tippers who used fake number plates to dump waste on roadsides

A HUNT is on for one of Britain's worst fly-tippers who used fake number plates to dump a mountain of waste on the side of the road.

Shocking footage shows the serial dumper tipping rubbish from his van before driving away.

Natural Resources Wales believe the man could be behind five fly-tipping incidents in Newport and Cardiff last year.

It is understood the suspect had used the registration ND06 LWZ to illegally dump waste between September and October.

NRW is investigating the fly-tipping with Newport and Cardiff councils.

They have so far been unable to identify the man in the white Transit tipper van.

The fly tipping took place on land next to the LG plant in Coedkernew, Newport, and on Lamby Way and Hendre Road in Cardiff.

Pamela Jordan, from Fly-Tipping Action Wales said: “If you have any
information about the individual caught on camera, we’d urge you to
come forward and contact our incident hotline on 03000 65 3000.

"From the behaviour we've seen, we strongly believe they are likely to do this again, if they haven't already, which is why we're so keen to track down the individual for questioning."

She added: "Remember that as a householder, if you are paying someone to take away your waste you need to check that they are a registered waste carrier.

"If your waste is fly-tipped, and can be traced back to you, you could face an unlimited fine and prosecution."

Current penalties for fly-tipping include a fine of up to £50,000, and or up to three years in prison if convicted in a Magistrates court.

If convicted in a Crown Court, fly-tippers may also receive an unlimited fine and or up to five years in prison. 

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