Hidden camera catches littering motorist

A MOTORIST has been fined after a covert spy camera filmed him throwing two wine bottles out of his car window.

Dave Gooderham

A MOTORIST has been fined after a covert spy camera filmed him throwing two wine bottles out of his car window.

Officials at Babergh District Council believe the enforcement action, which cost the driver �60, is the first successful use of such hidden technology in Suffolk.

The motorist, who has not been named, was caught throwing the bottles out of his car window and driving off as council enforcement officers were reviewing camera footage of a roadside pull-in on Sheepshead Hill, Great Cornard.


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The owner of the vehicle was traced through the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and formally interviewed following the incident at the end of January.

A spokesman for Babergh said the driver, faced with the strong evidence against him, admitted his actions and was unable to give any explanation for his behaviour.

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Daniel Whymark, local environmental quality officer at the council, said: “Littering is an offence and an eyesore which has been found to attract anti-social behaviour and more litter.

“Babergh takes a zero tolerance approach to such crimes and we pleased to be using our CCTV cameras as an additional means not only of deterring but in catching offenders as well. In the past six months alone we have issued eight fixed penalty notices for littering”.

“There is no excuse for littering, especially from vehicles, and we hope that by raising awareness of this particular incident, potential litters with think twice before committing an offence.”

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