A prolific fly-tipper has been jailed for 21 months for dumping rubbish on streets and in countryside across Slough, Datchet and Burnham.

Mohammed Afzal, 65, of The Crescent, Slough, was also banned from driving in a bid to stop him offending again when he is released from prison.

Mr Afzal was sentenced at Reading Crown Court after he previously admitted nine counts of illegally dumping waste behind homes, near footpaths and beauty spots, plus two further counts of waste licence infringements in both Slough and South Bucks.

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He dumped mattresses, builder's rubble and other waste for over a year the court heard. On two occasions Mr Afzal fly-tipped just a few yards away from Chalvey household waste and recycling centre in Slough.

Mr Afzal was also caught dumping waste illegally a day before he was being interviewed under caution about another fly tipping incident.

He used four different vehicles.He appeared before Judge Paul Dugdale at Reading Crown Court who heard he had previously served a 16 month jail sentence for fly tipping but continued to commit the crime on his release.

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Judge Dugdale said: “It seems Mr Afzal simply does not understand how much people hate fly tipping, how hugely upsetting it is for them.

“He simply continued to dump so he could earn a few pounds each time and couldn’t care less about the expense caused to the taxpayer.”

Mr Afzal admitted nine counts of fly tipping between May 2019 and June 2020 which left building waste and assorted other materials dumped at Spackmans Way, Uxbridge Road, St Pauls Avenue and Lake Avenue in Slough, Allerds Road and Walton Lane, Burnham and The Myrke in Datchet

He was sentenced to a 21 month prison sentence, banned from driving for 28 months, while the four vehicles he used to commit the fly-tipping were confiscated.

Councillor Pavitar K. Mann, cabinet member for planning and regulation at Slough Borough Council, said: "Thank you to the courts for reinforcing how serious the crime of fly tipping is to members of the community and the council which has to pay to clear it up."