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A 62-year-old man has been given a police caution for allowing his vehicle to be used to dump rubbish illegally.

His white transit van was half filled with fence panels, which were dumped in Hilfield Lane South in Bushey Heath last Wednesday (May 14).

Covert cameras installed in Hilfield Lane South helped track down the transit van belonging to the man.

PC Phil Tuck from the Borehamwood and Elstree Neighbourhood Team said: "Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the responsible keeper of the vehicle is liable for the offence.

"Fly-tipping is a criminal offence and carries a penalty of up to £50,000.

"We are installing cameras at fly-tipping sites across Hertsmere including Hilfield Lane South, Hilfield Lane and Pegmire Lane in Aldenham.

"Residents may not be aware that they need a receipt from a registered waste carrier - otherwise they could be fined."

In the past nine months, 17 people have been summoned to court, charged or cautioned as a result of the police and council working closely together.

On Monday June 9, a father and son are being dealt with at Watford Magistrates Court for failing in their responsibilities for controlled waste which resulted in 16 duty of care offences leading to fly-tipping. Rubbish dumped includes chairs and plasterboard.