A fly-tipper who casually dumped a mattress in Watford has been fined.

Piotr Wyrembak will have to pay more than £1,000 after dumping the waste in Cuffley Avenue.

The rubbish - which included household waste - was illegally dumped next to a litterbin on the public green earlier this year.

Mr Wyrembak said he got rid of the rubbish after he vacated a rented property.

He admitted it was irresponsible and could offer no reasonable excuse for his actions.

He received a fine of £380 and a victim-surcharge of £38, and has been ordered to pay the council’s costs of £1,472.02.