THE owner of rubbish flytipped in the New Forest was made to clear it up and fined after being tracked down through details found in the pile.
Parcel packaging and phone bills among the bags of waste dumped on land at Kings Copse, off Roughdown Lane in Blackfield, on Thursday allowed police to quickly identify and trace the individual responsible.
The success was reported by local police, who said that as well as being ordered to tidy up the mess, the person was fined £225.
“Owner of rubbish given £225 fine for failing to ensure responsible disposal after shown images and evidence from joint work by [New Forest District Council and Forestry England,” the tweet said.
“Also required to clean up waste. Thanks to vigilant public who gave evidence to support action.”
The officers also reminded the public of the harm littering can cause Forest animals, as well as contaminating the environment.
Those with information about people committing rural crime should contact Hampshire police on 101.