TWO people have been landed with £300 fines after an incident in which waste was thrown from a moving truck in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Authorities received reports of fly-tipping being carried out in the Leckwith Hill areas, with witnesses reporting a yellow pick-up truck as being involved.

Video evidence was submitted to the Vale Council showing the vehicle - which was not displaying numberplates, driving along Leckwith Hill, with waste being dumped while it was in motion.

Manager of the council's enforcement services, Craig Handley said: “Two suspects were each interviewed under PACE Caution, and both admitted to having passed their waste to an unlicensed waste carrier.

“Consequently, they were both each issued with a £300 Fixed Penalty Notice for failing in their duty of care to pass controlled waste to a person authorised to receive the same (pursuant to S.34(1)(c)(i) Environmental Protection Act 1990.

“We take these crimes very seriously and hope this acts as a warning for others that dump or offload their waste illegally.”

One of the suspects still hasn't paid their fine, and could be prosecuted - and if convicted could receive an unlimited fine or even be sent to jail.

Cllr Mark Wilson, Vale of Glamorgan Council cabinet member for neighbourhood and building services, said: “We are resolute in our commitment to catching fly-tippers and preserving our environment.

“By holding offenders accountable and enforcing strict penalties, we send a clear message: illegal waste disposal will not be tolerated.

“The collaborative effort between the public and our enforcement services means we can safeguard the beauty of our surroundings and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.”