A man who was caught fly-tipping piles of household waste has been fined over £1,600.

Jason Parker of Iceni Square, Harlow, pleaded guilty of knowingly dumping the waste on Green Lane, Matching, near Epping, on or about September 17, 2018.

Evidence was found amongst by Epping Forest District Council’s Environmental Enforcement Team, which led to Parker’s prosecution.

Magistrates agreed it was a deliberate act and Parker was ordered to pay a fine of £708.

He was also ordered to pay a contribution towards the council’s prosecution costs of £852 together with a victim surcharge of £60.

He finished up paying £1,620 in fines and costs after a prosecution at Chelmsford Magistrates court in December 2019.

Councillor Nigel Bedford, portfolio holder for community and partnerships said: “The scourge of fly-tipping is taking over the countryside and at Epping Forest District Council we take it extremely seriously and will leave no stone unturned in tracking down the culprits and prosecuting them.”