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Van linked with A52 fly-tipping crushed

5 April 2019

A van linked to the fly-tipping of six fridges on an A52 lay-by has been crushed following enforcement by Rushcliffe Borough Council and Nottinghamshire Police.

Executive for Neighbourhoods Dave Banks with the crushed vehicle

The white LDV Maxus van linked with the illegal dumping of fridges on a lay-by near Wheatcroft Island in Edwalton last year was destroyed on Wednesday (April 3), after being seized by the two authorities on Grant Street in Nottingham.

Six fridges were dumped near Wheatcroft Island in the incident that was captured on CCTV and caught three individuals in the act on the eastbound carriageway.

Rushcliffe Borough Council prosecuted one of those individuals, Remus Marin, 42, of Nottingham, at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday March 13 for irresponsibly dumping the fridges.

Enforcement powers allow vehicles linked with fly-tipping to be destroyed once seized unless their registered owners prove the vehicle is their property within 15 days.

Rushcliffe Borough Council Executive for Neighbourhoods Dave Banks said: “This vehicle crushing should serve as a reminder that fly-tipping is a senseless crime that will not be ignored in Rushcliffe.

“Those involved with fly-tipping need to be aware that we are watching and prepared to work with partners to seize and dispose of vehicles related to such selfish crimes.

“Our Environmental Health team should once again be celebrated for their swift work in identifying the vehicle involved in dumping the items.

“Anyone who has information on those committing any fly-tipping offence should contact us on social media, over the phone on 0115 981 99 11 or email customerservices@rushcliffe.gov.uk

Any proceeds from vehicles destroyed or sold that are linked with fly-tipping contribute towards seizure costs.