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Fly-tipper smacked in the face by bags rubbish he was trying to dump

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A fly-tipper has been caught on CCTV being smacked in the face by bags of rubbish that he was trying to dump on a country lane.

Jamie Humpage was jailed for six months after being caught on camera using an unlicensed Ford Transit van to throwing furniture, a mattress and piles of rubbish bags onto Back Lane near Aldridge, Walsall.

The 28-year-old carried out eight separate offences across Walsall, a court heard.

Jamie Humpage has jailed for six months for eight fly-tipping offences. Credit: BPM Media

Walsall Council have released a video of Humpage jumping out of the van, while an accomplice begins to throw him rubbish.

He then opens the back doors to speed up their efforts, throwing rubbish bags, mini-fridges and even a large piece of wooden furniture into the middle of the road - before he is hit in the face with rubbish bags.

The two then manage to drag a mattress out of the back and leave it in the middle of the road to drive off, leaving the doors wide open.

Humpage pleaded guilty to the eight fly-tipping offences in violation of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at Dudley Magistrates Court on 17 August.

Humpage dumped items including a mattress on a country road in Walsall. Credit: BPM Media

These offences are so serious I’m going to give Mr Humpage a custodial sentence and ban him from driving.

Fly-tipping is a blight on our environment and a clear message must be sent out to other people warning them that fly tipping for commercial gain will not be tolerated.

– District Judge Wilkinson
Walsall Council have welcomed the sentencing. Credit: BPM Media

Councillor Ian Shires Portfolio Holder for Community Protection at Walsall Council said:

It’s good news for Walsall, that this man will now go to prison for his actions.

It sends out a strong message to other would-be fly-tippers that we are watching you and we will not tolerate this behaviour.

As the Judge says, flytipping is a blight on our streets, open spaces and our communities, so residents quite rightly expect us to take appropriate action.

A sentence of this nature reflects how seriously the courts take it. The Judge in fact thanked council officers for their sustained efforts to bring about this important prosecution.

– Cllr Ian Shires, Walsall Council