Enforcement officers from Wyre Forest District Council turned detective to successfully trace a fly-tipper who dumped bags of rotting household waste on private land in Wolverley.

Within just one week of the fly-tipping incident the culprit was caught and issued with a £400 fixed penalty notice for the criminal offence.  The person responsible – who cannot be named - has since paid the fine.

Wyre Forest District Council is responsible for investigating fly-tipping incidents, even those on private land.

The land owner – who had to pay for the rubbish to be removed – is delighted with the swift and successful action taken by the council’s enforcement officers.

Director of Community Well-being and Environment at Wyre Forest District Council Linda Draycott said: “Fly-tipping is a criminal offence. It is thoughtless and totally anti-social and goes against everything we are trying to do to keep our district clean, green and looking good.

“We will always take action to trace those responsible and I’m delighted we were able to solve this case so quickly. Hopefully this will help make people think twice before dumping rubbish on public or other people’s land.”

Further information about fly-tipping including how to report incidents, and your responsibilities, is available on our website.