FOUR individual residents have received a £100 high street voucher each for their assistance in the prosecution of a Melksham fly-tipper. 

The individuals provided Wiltshire Council’s Environmental Enforcement team with "crucial" witness statements which aided the successful prosecution of Mr Corey Carr.

Mr Carr was been fined more than £1,200 for fly-tipping after a Ministry of Defence helicopter caught him burning waste.

Carr appeared at Swindon Magistrates' Court on Monday, June 6 and pleaded guilty to four environmental offences and one Trading Standards offence. 

The individuals have been financially rewarded as part of Wiltshire Council’s ongoing ‘We’re Targeting Flytippers’ campaign. This is the 10th reward the council has issued since the campaign was introduced in 2019 as a way to actively encourage anyone who witnesses fly-tipping to help aid prosecutions by providing witness statements with the potential of attending court.

Councillor Dr Mark McClelland, cabinet member for waste said: “I would like to thank the four witnesses for their time and assistance in this matter. Without this support by providing us with witness statements, successfully prosecuting the individual could have proved very difficult.

"We are dedicated in tackling fly tipping and have had several successful prosecutions since we started the WTF campaign.”