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Serial fly-tipper gets 30 months


Serial fly-tipper Paul Bryant has been given 30 months in jail

A serial fly-tipper has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after admitting illegally dumping waste across Bristol and North Somerset over four years.

Paul Victor Bryant, of Hartcliffe, was caught after an investigation by the Environment Agency which began in 2004.

Bristol Crown Court heard several apparently unrelated reports of fly-tipping had been made by the public.

On each occasion several tonnes of household and industrial waste were tipped using different vehicles.

"Using crime analysis techniques and sharing information, it became evident that these fly-tipping incidents were linked and carried out by a man operating as 'Man With Van and Lorry', " said Paul Gainey of the Environment Agency.

"The man was using a distinctive business card and aliases to trick householders and businesses into giving him their waste," he added.

Andrew Palfrey, of the Environment Agency added: "Bryant is one of the most prolific fly-tipper we have ever investigated."

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