TWO flytippers have been handed fines for dumping soil in Farnham Royal.

Nathan Jack Willment, 24, of Bank Street, High Wycombe and Steven Paul Carey, also 24, of Home Meadow, Farnham Royal were convicted at Wycombe Magistrates Court for flytipping.

The men were seen tipping soil from Mr Willment’s van in Allerds Road, Farnham Royal on February 6,.

A person in an adjacent field spotted the van moving in a suspicious way after it backed into a driveway of an unoccupied home.

Both men admitted the offence, stating that the soil had been generated as part of a patio job in the local area, and claimed they were refused entry from the Burnham Recycling Centre.

Therefore they decided to dump it as they thought it would be fine as it was soil.

Magistrates’ fined Mr Willment £1,625 on August 10 and Mr Carey £425 on August 24.

Cllr Mike Smith, Chairman of the Joint Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, said: “This is a great example of the part members of the community play in bringing fly tippers to book - it’s also a firm reminder that illegally dumped soil or plant material will not be tolerated by the courts any more than any other kind of waste.”