A man has been fined for fly-tipping in Buckinghamshire after he was caught by horse riders enjoying a canter in the area. The group of riders videoed the encounter in which they bravely confronted the offender.

The riders warned 46-year-old Paul Bond that he was being filmed as they spotted him dumping rubbish in Great Brickhill near Milton Keynes . One said "I've got you now" when they saw him throwing bags of food waste on the side of the road.

The incident took place at Partridge Hill, Great Brickhill on July 15. Three months later, on Wednesday, October 12, Bond was fined for his actions.

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Bond, of Harrow Road in the nearby Bedfordshire town of Leighton Buzzard, was slapped with a £738 fine for dumping food waste in sacks. The video of the incident can be seen above.

Gareth Williams, Buckinghamshire Council 's Cabinet Member for Climate Change & Environment, said: “I wish to thank the horse riders who witnessed and recorded this fly-tipping incident. They were rightly upset to see someone dumping waste in a country lane and came to us with video evidence which led to a successful prosecution.

“We certainly don’t expect anyone to confront fly-tippers, but we would ask witnesses to provide the vehicle registration to us so we can investigate any incidents. People can report fly-tipping in Buckinghamshire to us online by visiting FixMyStreet .

"However, rubbish on private land is the landowner’s responsibility. If you see fly-tipping on private land, then please report this to the landowner.”

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