A prolific fly-tipper dumped mattresses, builder's rubble and other waste around Slough and surrounding villages for over a year a court heard.

Mohammed Afzal admitted nine counts of illegally dumping of waste behind homes, near footpaths and beauty spots, plus two further counts of waste licence infringements, when he appeared at Reading Crown Court.

On two occasions Mr Afzal fly-tipped just a few yards away from Chalvey household waste and recycling centre in Slough, where it would have cost a small fee to dispose of the rubbish safely and legally.

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Mr Afzal, 65, of The Crescent, Slough, used four different vehicles to commit the offences.

He appeared via videolink from where he is being held in custody, at Reading Crown Court on Thursday, November 5 and admitted dumping building waste and assorted other materials between May 27 last year and June 14 this year at Spackmans Way, Uxbridge Road, Lake Avenue and St Pauls Avenue, Slough; the Myrke, Datchet; as well as St Pauls Avenue and Allerds Road in Burnham.

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Mr Afzal also admitted using a false waste transfer note and failing to produce a waste carrier licence.

Judge Kirsty Real was told the offences were being prosecuted jointly by Slough Borough Council and Buckinghamshire Council.

Prosecutor Nicholas Ham, told the court the councils were going to ask for the usual costs and for the forfeiture of the vehicles seized and for the defendant to be disqualified from driving.

The judge remanded Mr Afzal in custody until sentencing in December.

Cllr Pavitar K. Mann, cabinet member for planning and regulation at Slough Borough Council, said: "This man has been not only a thorough nuisance, but a fly-tipper who has picked up rubbish and dumped it wherever he liked leaving Slough Borough Council and Buckinghamshire Council staff to clear it up."

Bill Chapple OBE, Buckinghamshire Council's cabinet member for environment and climate change, said: "In terms of waste crime, this is the worst kind of offender - repeated fly tipping for financial gain with complete disregard for both the environment and the rest of society.

"We now await sentencing, when justice will be served."