Two men from Sutton and Croydon have been caught and fined after they pleaded guilty to fly-tipping and littering offences in Epsom recently.

In a statement published by Epsom and Ewell Borough Council (EEBC) and reposted by police in the area, council authorities said both men had been fined after they admitted to the offences.

Security footage taken at the unspecified scene of the crimes was used to help prosecute the men.

A spokesperson for EEBC said:

"Epsom and Ewell Borough Council have successfully prosecuted two people who were separately caught fly tipping and littering in the Borough.

Dorian Edwards of Sutton was caught on three separate occasions fly-tipping white goods from his vehicle.

"Kieran Hannon of Croydon was caught dumping timber and a bed frame from a truck."

The council added that both men had pleaded guilty to all counts brought against them.

Edwards was given a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay the Council’s costs of £1,200.

Hannon was meanwhile fined £150, ordered to pay £250 towards the Council’s costs, £34 victim surcharge and £50 compensation to the landowner.

The council spokesperson added:

"Our enforcement team will always examine any fly-tipped material to see if we can determine where it originated and/or who dumped it and we will prosecute.

"Everyone has a legal duty of care to dispose of their waste responsibly.

"If people fail to take steps to ensure their waste is disposed of legitimately, and it is later found in a fly tip, they could end up being prosecuted or fined."

Fly-tipping can carry penalties of fines up to £50,000 or even 12 months imprisonment in the UK.