A fly-tipping hotspot has been cleared and a £400 fine issued after evidence linked rubbish back to the owner.

The area in New Drove, Wisbech, was cleared and the individual was fined by Fenland District Council.

Cllr Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council’s portfolio holder for Street Scene, said: “This is a great result that has led to a dramatic improvement in the appearance of this area in Wisbech.

“We’d like to thank Cambridgeshire and Peterborough PCC for its support in enabling this outcome.”

The council could only clear the area thanks to £1,450 secured from the PCC’s Safer Communities.

A majority of the waste was in a ditch along the boundary of a private field.

Household items, carpet, fridges and construction waste are some of what was found in the main bulk of the dumped waste.

Fly-tipping is a criminal offence carrying an unlimited fine and potential prison sentence.

Find out more fly-tipping via: www.fenland.gov.uk/flytipping

To report fly-tipping, visit: www.fenland.gov.uk/article/14907/Report-fly-tipping