Two shameless Fleetwood flytippers have been caught red-handed dumping a truck-full of waste on a road - at 30mph.
Amazing footage shows 22-year-old father-of-two Daniel Ashworth driving a Ford Transit truck at 30mph when he used the hydraulics to lift the back to allow rubbish to tidal wave across Keswick Road in Blackpool.
This is the worst case of its type we have dealt withVictoria Cartmell
Magistrates heard Ashworth of The Strand, Fleetwood, had already been handed a lifetime ban from collecting waste because of his previous fly tipping antics.
Ashworth pleaded guilty to 10 charges under Environmental Protections laws relating to the carrying and depositing of waste including the Keswick Road incident when he was the driver.
His workmate Rick Taylor, 40, Whinfield Avenue, Fleetwood admitted four similar offences.
Victoria Cartmell, prosecuting for Blackpool Council, said waste carried included old toilets, human faeces, full black bags, mattresses and building rubble.
She said Ashworth ran two firms, D and A Demolition and D and A Waste Management.
The prosecutor said: “This is the worst case of its type we have dealt with.
“Quite simply Mr Ashworth and his associates would be paid to move rubbish by businesses and house owners, sometimes over two tons at a time.
“They took the money and then fly-tipped the loads because taking them to the official tip would have removed any profit because of the official fees charged.”
Waheed Oman Barber, defending Ashworth, said: “My client has been under personal stress and during that time has neglected the way he has run his business.”
Peter Cave, for Taylor, said: “Taylor is Ashworth’s friend not a business partner. He just did the odd job for his friend.”
Taylor was given an 18-week jail term suspended for a year. He was placed on supervision and must do 80 hours’ unpaid work. He was made the subject of a three-year CRIMBO – criminal behaviour order.Ashworth was given a 39-week jail suspended for 12 month and 100 hours unpaid work, a four-year CRIMBO and told to pay £1,000 compensation towards the clean up operation which followed his tipping.