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Cameras aim to catch fly-tippers
Bags of dumped rubbish
Those caught fly-tipping face fines of up to 50,000
Covert cameras are being placed in St Austell in Cornwall to deter people from fly-tipping.

Restormel Borough Council is working with the clay company Imerys and the Environment Agency (EA) in a crackdown on illegally dumped materials.

Imerys said it dealt with more than 100 incidents on its land last year, one of which involved 200 dumped tyres.

Surveillance cameras are being placed around Imerys land in an attempt to catch offenders.

They will be able to record registration numbers of any vehicles illegally entering the site, and what the people in the vehicles are doing.

People caught fly-tipping can now be issued with a 100 on-the-spot fine, or a 5,000 fine and five years in prison.

The council and the EA said they will be trying for the maximum penalty against anyone captured fly tipping on camera.

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