A vehicle involved in fly-tipping incidents in Sydenham has been crushed.
The white Ford tipper truck was seized in September after CCTV surveillance revealed it was involved in fly-tipping incidents in Kangley Bridge Road, Sydenham.
A council spokesman told News From Crystal Palace: “The vehicle was actually seized in Kangley Bridge Road, which is also where fly-tipping had occurred, hence the CCTV.
“Our enforcement officers, with the police, were at the scene, investigating/assessing the flytip, when they saw this vehicle and with the police, the driver was questioned.”
Further investigations followed but as there was no evidence that the driver of the vehicle at the time was involved in the fly-tipping incidents and he was not the registered keeper, the vehicle was seized under Sections 33/34/34B Environmental Protection Act 1990, said a council statement.
Despite advertising the seizure, as the official keeper failed to reclaim the vehicle the council’s contractor – Recycling Lives – disposed of it.
Cllr Kate Lymer, Bromley’s executive councillor for public protection and enforcement said: “Seizing suspected vehicles in fly-tipping incidents is just one of the ways our ‘Fly-tippers – we’re watching you’ campaign aims to address this fly-tipping menace.
“We will prosecute where the evidence exists and we are using vehicle ‘stop and search’ operations with the police. “Unclaimed vehicles, like this one, will be crushed and the parts reused if possible.
It is not too late to report more information that comes to light and details can be reported to us in confidence at www.bromley.gov.uk/envirocrime .”