Flytipping household rubbish near Marlborough has landed two men a fine of more than £700 each.

And if they are caught illegally dumping rubbish again they could find themselves in prison.

Wiltshire Council took Stuart Coventry, 33 and Kevin Fidler, 66, who both live in Two Saints Hotels in New Town Road Newbury Berkshire to court for dumping household waste in Chopping Lane in Marlborough and Lambourne in Hungerford.

The court was told the pair offered waste clearing services on social media selling sites in Wiltshire and Berkshire, but just dump3ed the trash they collected rather than dispose of it legally.

The council prosecuted both Mr Coventry and Mr Fidler on behalf of West Berkshire District Council for the fly-tip that occurred in Lambourne, Newbury.

Each man was fines £735, plus costs and warned they faced a prison sentence if they were caught again.

Bridget Wayman, Wiltshire Council's cabinet member for highways, transport an waste said: “Yet another fly-tipping prosecution which shows that we will not give up chasing fly-tippers and bring them to justice, even when there is limited initial information about the fly-tippers, other than a name. We strongly advise against using ‘man with a van’ rubbish clearance services without fully checking they are licensed to take waste away and noting down their waste carriers license number.

“In addition, residents and businesses should make a note of any vehicle details, vehicle registration, person descriptions and always request a receipt for their work. If someone offers to take your waste away for a price that sounds too good to be true, it probably is, and your rubbish will most likely end up dumped in our beautiful countryside. You may also find yourself with a £200 fixed penalty notice and a bill for the clear up costs.”