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Flytippers caught on hidden cameras dumping black bags at South Wales beauty spot

Two serial flytippers are caught on hidden cameras dumping tipper truck full of black bags, rubble and broken plasterboard at South Wales beauty spot

  • Michael Doran, 31 and Johnny Doran, 30, left waste in the Gwent Levels, Newport
  • Caught on four separate occasions and admitted it at Cardiff Magistrates Court
  • They were made to pay fines of up to £1,900 and do 100 hours of unpaid work

Two serial fly-tippers, who dumped a tipper truck full of rubbish, rubble and broken plasterboard at a South Wales beauty spot, were caught out by secret cameras.

Cousins Michael Doran, 31 and Johnny Doran, 30, repeatedly binned piles of waste in the countryside spot in the Gwent Levels near Newport, South Wales. 

The pair were spotted brazenly leaving it at the roadside in the area, which is home to rare birds, insects and otters.

Two serial fly-tippers, who dumping a tipper truck full of rubbish, rubble and broken plasterboard at a South Wales beauty spot, were caught out by secret cameras

They also dumped green waste, a duvet, and other household items at the designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Environment bosses were so fed up of illegal dumpers ignoring ‘no fly-tipping signs’ and leaving their rubbish at the roadside they set up secret cameras to monitor the area.

And the pair were caught by the camera on four separate occasions and later admitted fly-tipping at Cardiff Magistrates Court.

Cousins Michael Doran, 31 and Johnny Doran, 30, repeatedly binned piles of waste in the countryside spot in the Gwent Levels near Newport, South Wales

Cousins Michael Doran, 31 and Johnny Doran, 30, repeatedly binned piles of waste in the countryside spot in the Gwent Levels near Newport, South Wales

Michael Doran was handed a community order of 100 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay £950 costs by Cardiff Magistrates.

Johnny Doran, was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court, where he was ordered to pay £1,900 in fines and costs.

The secret camera in Peterstone, near Newport, was set up by environment agency Natural Resources Wales.

It was set up in partnership with campaign group The Living Levels Partnership to keep an eye on the area. 

Environment bosses were so fed up of illegal dumpers ignoring 'no fly-tipping signs' and leaving their rubbish at the roadside they set up secret cameras to monitor the area

Environment bosses were so fed up of illegal dumpers ignoring ‘no fly-tipping signs’ and leaving their rubbish at the roadside they set up secret cameras to monitor the area

The Gwent Levels is made up of 26,000 acres of coastal wetland running out of the Severn Estuary across South Wales.

The area is currently home to several species that are rare or endangered in the UK including the Variable Damselfly, Lapwing, Musk Beetle and Water Vole.

Pamela Jordan, Senior Fly-tipping Officer for NRW, said: ‘Our environment provides us with our basic needs, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat – it’s important to protect it.

‘The illegal dumping of waste not only harms the environment but also impacts on people’s health and undermines legitimate waste operators.

‘We hope this sends out the message that fly-tipping and illegal waste disposal in all its forms will not be tolerated.’

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