Fly-tipper sent to jail

February 27 2018

A MAN has been jailed for more than a year and ordered to pay over £2,000 after being found guilty of fly tipping in South Gloucestershire.

A MAN has been jailed for more than a year and ordered to pay over £2,000 after being found guilty of fly tipping in South Gloucestershire.

It is the longest sentence the council has secured through an environmental prosecution.

The court heard that Daniel Bryant, 44, formerly of Duncombe Road, Speedwell, set up a business, ‘Magic Rubbish Clearances’, which collected controlled waste. His vehicle was seen at the scene of two separate fly tips in Cattybrook Road, Shortwood. One of these offences took place after he attempted to tip his load on Siston Common, but was seen by a resident and left, only to dump the waste on Cattybrook Road. 

In June he was photographed depositing mattresses at Beach Hill in Upton Cheyney. The pictures were poster on Facebook and received 3,000 ‘hits’.  

During the investigation, it was discovered that Bryant had been disqualified from driving in May and less than a week later was seen using the same vehicle to carry out these fly tip offences.

In court, Bryant pleaded guilty to the two Cattybrook Road fly tips and was handed a custodial sentence of 68 weeks, along with a £2,070.30 in costs and £140 victim surcharge (total £2,210.30). The magistrate drew attention to him committing these offences whie disqualified, and activated a suspended sentence of 16 weeks , added to 52 weeks custody for the fly tips (26 weeks per offence).