Litter louts admit blighting countryside

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Two flytippers have been billed more than £3,000 for dumping rubbish in the countryside.

Edward King, 49, from Pitstone and Brandon Ashburner, 19, from Marsworth, flytipped along the Bucks/Herts border in separate incidents.

King, of Vicarage Road, dumped several bags of household waste (pictured above)in woodland off Beacon Road, Ringshall, which lies within the Ashridge National Trust estate.

It was discovered by a volunteer on May 20, 2013 and investigators traced the rubbish to King.

After he was contacted the waste disappeared.

King told magistrates in Aylesbury that he had returned to clear it and they accepted he had cleared it at his own cost, that he was remorseful, and that he had been under pressure at the time owing to a marriage breakdown.

He was fined £298 and ordered to pay £2,000 in costs.

Ashburner, of Lower Icknield Way, dumped six bags of empty beer bottles, cans, nitrous oxide canisters, pizza boxes and other party rubbish (pictured left), in Duckmore Lane, Tring, also in May 2013.

He was fined £65 and ordered to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £1,129.

When interviewed he admitted dumping the waste with a 16-year-old, who was given a caution because of his age.

Both cases were brought by Bucks County Council.