A COVERT camera at a fly-tipping hotspot in Romsey has caught a man dumping waste red-handed.

Yevhen Topolnytskyy, 36, of Blackberry Terrace, Southampton, was pictured removing waste from his vehicle and leaving it in Lee Lane on Friday, April 7. 

The items dumped included aerosol cans, plastic bottles, a metal clothes airer, paint and other household waste. 

Topolnytskyy was invited to an interview under caution where he admitted to the offence. 

At Southampton Magistrates' Court, Topolnytskyy pleaded guilty and was given a fine of £384 and ordered to pay compensation to TVBC of £728 for the clean-up of the fly-tip.

Portfolio holder for environmental services at Test Valley Borough Council, Cllr David Drew said: “This is another really pleasing result after our covert camera caught someone in the act of fly-tipping.

"Dumping waste has never been, and never will be, acceptable in Test Valley. Please use the local and household recycling centres for disposing of your waste correctly.”