THREE people have been fined for fly-tipping in Barry.

Enforcement officers from the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s waste crime unit have been investigating three separate fly-tipping incidents, in Barry town centre, since April.

Each incident involved large amounts of household waste being unlawfully dumped in rear access lanes in Castleland and Court.

Evidence was found among the waste and the suspects were sent questionnaires in accordance with Code C of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (where those questions are asked under PACE Caution).

Two of the suspects failed to co-operate with the officers and the third suspect admitted to the offence.

Each of the offenders were issued with a £400 fixed penalty notice.

Vale Council's cabinet member for neighbourhood and building services, Cllr Mark Wilson, said:

“The council has a zero tolerance towards fly-tipping and is pleased to have identified the people behind these recent incidents.

“Our environmental enforcement officers respond to reports of fly-tipping and patrol known hotspots regularly.

“The council will continue to take this issue seriously and deliver repercussions to anyone found to have committed the offence.”

Failure to pay these fixed penalty notices within 14 days will result in each case being prosecuted to the Magistrates court.

Upon conviction, the offenders would receive a criminal record and could face a fine of up to £50,000 and/or be imprisoned.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has a zero tolerance toward fly-tipping and has signed up to the #SCRAPflytipping campaign, an initiative which takes a multi-agency approach toward tackling fly-tipping.

Fly-tipping in the Vale of Glamorgan can be reported to the council here, with information on how to responsibly dispose of waste available here.