Fly-tipper jailed

March 03 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.

Daniel Bryant, 44, formerly of Duncombe Road, Speedwell, was prosecuted after a number of fly tips in 2017.

The court heard that Bryant set up a business, ‘Magic Rubbish Clearances’, which was advertised using Facebook and business cards. He collected controlled waste for payment.

During March 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 fly 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).