A MAN has been fined after admitting to fly-tipping in Leckwith.

He was fined £913 for fly-tipping on Woodlands Lane in Leckwith after failing to pay an original fixed penalty notice of £400.

A warrant was issued for his arrest and he failed to attend court when summoned.

The offender pleaded guilty to the offence and admitted to fly-tipping a number of green bin bags.

His fine was increased to £913 following his guilty plea.

Vale of Glamorgan council regularly issue fixed penalties of between £100 and £400 for fly-tipping, littering, dog fouling and waste management offences.

They warn that if offenders do not pay an initial fixed penalty fine, then they will be taken to court.

Cllr Peter King, cabinet member for neighbourhood services and transport said: "Our environmental enforcement officers do a fantastic job of regularly patrolling known hotspots for fly-tipping.

"For everyone’s health and safety, we all have a duty of care to ensure that we dispose of our waste responsibly.

"Fly-tipping causes considerable damage to the environment, the economy and local communities.

"It’s important to remember that fly-tipping is a crime and therefore anyone that is caught committing this type of offence could face serious consequences.

"We take this matter extremely seriously."

The consequences of being caught fly-tipping can include being issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice, prosecution, fines of up to £50,000 or even imprisonment.

The council has measures to investigate fly-tippers, including re-deployable hidden CCTV cameras with night vision capability.

Residents are also encouraged to report any fly-tipping incidents and can provide CCTV and dash camera evidence.

You can report incidents on the Vale of Glamorgan Council website.