White van man caught on CCTV dumping rubbish outside charity shop

6 June, 2019

A local fly tipper has lost his vehicle to City of Wolverhampton Council and been ordered to pay over £3K for fly tipping outside a charity shop.

CCTV footage shows a white van pulling up on Drayton Street on multiple occasions with the driver dumping a total of 6 fridges and a sofa outside Divine Onkar Mission Charity shop.

The City Council contacted the DVLA early in their investigation to obtain the details for the registered keeper of the vehicle captured on CCTV, to find the vehicle was not registered.

After careful monitoring by the Council’s Public Protection team, the white van was soon tracked down to the address of Adrian Ripa, where the vehicle was seized.

Mr Ripa attended an interview at the City Council and admitted to all 4 fly tipping offences.

Wolverhampton Magistrates Court ordered Mr Ripa to pay a total of £3053.28 for his fly tipping actions and granted forfeiture and destruction of the vehicle used for fly tipping to the City Council.

Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment at City of Wolverhampton Council said: “Fly tipping is a serious crime that will not be tolerated.

“I am pleased with the outcome and the court’s support to clamp down on fly tippers. 

“We hope this sends a strong message to all those involved in illegal acts of fly tipping that we will be making life even more difficult to those who continue to blight our streets with illegally dumped waste.

“We are committed to tackling fly tippers and will take all necessary measures to stop this criminal behaviour and to keep Wolverhampton a clean and attractive place to live, work and visit.”

Despite the clear ‘No fly tipping’ signage Mr Ripa claimed he was leaving the dumped items for charity.