TWO sisters have been fined over £1,000 after failing to explain how their waste ended up fly-tipped in two Hampshire car parks.

Last year Test Valley Borough Council launched an investigation after waste was found dumped at the Stoneymarsh car park along the A3057 in Romsey

Another load was discovered at Cowdown Lane near Andover.

The rubbish was said to be full of "cables and pipes".

The council sent a request for two sisters to attend an interview in relation to the waste but got no reply.

The pair attended Basingstoke Magistrates Court earlier this year.

Carla Matthews was fined £1,100, ordered to pay £286 compensation to the council for clean-up costs, and a further £110 victim surcharge for failing to respond to a request for interview regarding the Stoneymarsh fly-tip.

Chantell Matthews was fined £120, ordered to pay £39 in compensation and a £34 victim surcharge for the same offence regarding the waste on Cowdown Lane.