A flytipper has been caught making a mess dumping rubbish – and their truck was crushed as a result.

A Ford Transit tipper truck was used to leave a mountain of trash on private land in Totteridge, giving the landowner a large bill to pay for the rubbish to be cleared.

But the flytipper were caught on camera, with the tipper truck seized by the Environment Agency on Thursday, August 8 after a joint operation including Met Police and Barnet Council.

The tipper truck was crushed yesterday (October 24) at the FMS recovery site in Watford.

Councillor Roberto Weeden-Sanz, chairman of the safer communities partnership board, said those responsible “have no consideration for our residents and the negative impact it has on our community”.

He continued: “The people who did this deliberately flouted the law, at the expense of our borough, for their own personal gain.

“There is no place for it in Barnet. We will work with our partners to track them down and see that they face justice. We’d like to thank the residents who helped us along the way to begin this process.

“We have a dedicated team of Environment Enforcement Officers patrolling well-known littering and flytipping hotspots in our borough, and we will take action against those responsible. We are also using our CCTV to capture offenders. These images will be used to name and shame those flytipping in our borough.”

Anyone caught flytipping could end up paying a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice or face prosecution under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for which there is an unlimited fine and possible imprisonment.

People who pay someone else to dispose of their rubbish is required by law to check that they have a waste carrier’s licence. This information can be found through a quick search at: https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers