Camera catches man dumping 75 litres of engine oil in country lane

Surveillance cameras catch a Slough man dumping engine oil at the roadside.

Iftikhar Ahmed Cheema, 35, of Lake Avenue, Slough, was convicted at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on 4th April 2018 for a fly tipping offence, after pleading guilty.

On the afternoon of 11 September 2017 a Buckinghamshire County Council anti fly-tipping surveillance camera deployed at Wexham Park Lane, Wexham recorded waste being deposited. A man took containers holding approximately 75 litres of waste engine oil from the vehicle and deposited them on the ground on the far side of the vehicle and in nearby bushes.

The dumping was traced to Mr Cheema through the registration of the vehicle.

On 16 November 2017 Mr Cheema voluntarily attended Slough Police Station for a visually-recorded interview. He fully admitted the dumping of the waste, saying that he was the passenger and the only one involved in dumping the waste. The driver was interviewed separately and was not charged. 

The Magistrates fined Cheema £1,017 and ordered him to pay £1550 towards prosecution costs, plus £101 in victim surcharge. The total to pay was therefore £2,668.

The case was investigated and prosecuted by Buckinghamshire County Council on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire. The Partnership's Illegal Dumping Costs campaign, launched in November 2003 to combat illegal dumping and waste management offences in Buckinghamshire, has resulted in 660 convictions and a significant saving to the Buckinghamshire taxpayer principally through reducing removal and disposal costs.  

Illegal dumping can be reported at www.buckscc.gov.uk/fly