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Haddenham man blames 'stupidity' on £3.4k flytipping offence

Haddenham man blames 'stupidity' on £3.4k flytipping offence

Published by Dan Gooding at 9:46am 13th June 2019.

A man from Haddenham has blamed his 'stupidity' for a flytipping offence.

Saverio McGuffie dumped rubbish from a bathroom fitting down a lane near the village in October and was caught on CCTV.

The 33-year-old from Harts Road has had to pay out £3,470 pounds after pleading guilty.

High Wycombe Magistrates Court heard that on both the 22 and 27 October 2018, a Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire surveillance camera at Baghill Lane, Haddenham, recorded waste from a bathroom fitting being dumped from a car registered to the defendant, Mr McGuffie.

McGuffie flytipping

McGuffie voluntarily attended a video-recorded interview at Buckinghamshire County Council's offices.

He admitted dumping the waste and could not account for his actions beyond plain 'stupidity'.

The Magistrates fined McGuffie £2,100, and ordered him to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £857.70.

A victim surcharge of £170 was also levied together with compensation of £342.56 - making a total to pay of £3,470.26.

Aylesbury Vale District Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure Cllr Paul Irwin, speaking on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, said:

"No wonder this man felt he had behaved stupidly.

"You can take the waste from a bathroom refit to any of Buckinghamshire's household recycling centres for a small fee, but because of his decision to fly tip, this man ended up paying out thousands of pounds - and he now has a criminal record."

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