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Hunt for ‘one of Britain’s worst fly-tippers’

Hunt for ‘one of Britain’s worst fly-tippers’: Serial dumper ‘used van with fake number plates to leave mounds of rubbish at four sites in South Wales in matter of weeks’

  • Government agency say suspect caught on camera dumping rubbish in Wales 
  • Waste was illegally dumped in Coedkernew, Newport and three sites in Cardiff
  • Natural Resources Wales has issued an image of man in a bid to track him down 
  • Do YOU know the suspected fly-tipper? Email [email protected] 

A suspected fly-tipper who is said to be using a van with fake number plates to dump piles of rubbish at four sites in South Wales is today being hunted by environment chiefs.

The suspect was caught on camera dumping mounds of rubbish on land near the former LG Electronics factory in Coedkernew, Newport in September. 

An image of the man, who is also suspected of fly-tipping at three sites in Cardiff, has since been issued by Natural Resources Wales in a bid to track him down.

The agency said the suspect used the car registration ND06 LWZ while illegally dumping waste from his white Transit tipper van between September 2 and October 7 last year.  

The site in Newport, which was allegedly visited by the fly-tipper two days in a row in September, had previously been piled high with abandoned sofas, bathtubs, fridges and freezers in an unrelated incident.

An image of the suspect, who was spotted fly-tipping at four sites in Cardiff and Newport, has been issued by Natural Resources Wales in a bid to track him down

The Government agency said the suspect used the registration plates ND06 LWZ to illegally dump waste in his white Transit tipper van between September 2 and October 7 last year

The Government agency said the suspect used the registration plates ND06 LWZ to illegally dump waste in his white Transit tipper van between September 2 and October 7 last year

Pictured: Where the five incidents took place in October and September last year

Pictured: Where the five incidents took place in October and September last year 

There were hundreds of car tyres, clothes, suitcases and doors scattered across the disused road, which is close to the M4, last April. 

It was said the fly tipping was so significant that the rubbish could be seen on Google Earth, though there is no evidence the suspect contributed to this.

The man is said to have abandoned mounds of trash near the Lamby Way Workshops and the Waterside Business Park in Cardiff. 

The most recent incident also took place in Cardiff, on Hendre Road.

It is feared the suspect, who is white and slim with dark hair, may now target other sites.         

Pictured: The suspect is caught on camera leaving a fly tipping site on Hendre Road, Cardiff

Pictured: The suspect is caught on camera leaving a fly tipping site on Hendre Road, Cardiff

Pictured: Rubbish left at the Newport site during an unrelated fly tipping incident in April last year

Pictured: Rubbish left at the Newport site during an unrelated fly tipping incident in April last year 

He is believed to have used false number plates on his white Ford Transit van to transport the waste. 

‘The person who repeatedly fly-tipped this waste clearly has little regard for the environment or the local communities and businesses who are left to face the problem,’ says Pamela Jordan, senior officer for Fly-Tipping Action Wales.

‘From the behaviour we’ve seen, we strongly believe they are likely to do this again, if they haven’t already, which is why we’re so keen to track down the individual for questioning.

Pictured: Land where the man is suspected of fly tipping in Cardiff on September 6 and 10

Pictured: Land where the man is suspected of fly tipping in Cardiff on September 6 and 10

Pictured: A site where the alleged fly tipper dumped mounds of rubbish on October 7

Pictured: A site where the alleged fly tipper dumped mounds of rubbish on October 7

‘Remember that as a householder, if you are paying someone to take away your waste you need to check that they are a registered waste carrier.

‘If your waste is fly-tipped, and can be traced back to you, you could face an unlimited fine and prosecution.’

Ms Jordan appealed for anyone who recognises the suspect to contact Natural Resources Wales.  

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