A Wolverhampton resident has been fined £400 after a mattress was spotted being dumped from his vehicle.

A local witness reported a mattress being dumped from a van at Spring Road, Bilston, on 23 July, 2019.

The vehicle belonged to Chamberlain Atangana, who claimed he had lent it to a friend named ‘Eric’, though could not provide any further information.

Mr Atangana pleaded guilty to being in control of a vehicle that was used in an incident of fly tipping. 

The court ordered Mr Atangana to pay a total of £790 for the offence within 28 days.

Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment, said: “Fly tipping is a lazy and selfish act, which costs taxpayers a lot of money to clean up.  

“As a council, we make it our priority to keep our city clean and tidy and will not tolerate this behaviour.  

“I am pleased with the result and the hard work has been carried out by our Public Protection team that has bought these culprits to justice.

“I strongly encourage anyone who may know of others who take part in this selfish act, to get in touch and help us put a stop to fly tipping.” 

The council awarded the witness with the £100 Enjoy Wolverhampton gift card for the successful report.

The reward follows the City Council’s ‘Shop a tipper’ campaign to clamp down on fly tippers across the city. To find out more about the campaign visit Shop a tipper