Fed up fly-tipping victim ‘returns’ 421 tyres to culprit’s home in dump truck

A farmer plagued by fly-tippers got his own back – by dumping hundreds of tyres back on their doorstep.

Stuart Baldwin caught the culprits dumping the tyres on his land in Wigan, Lancashire on CCTV, and gave them three days to remove them.

But after they failed to retrieve them, Stuart, 56, returned all 421 tyres.

"Someone has put these tyres here overnight," he said in a video posted to social media.

"Luckily, we found out who has forgotten them, so we are going to take them back to the person who put them here."

A second video shows a truck reversing towards the front garden of a house, before hundreds of tyres are tipped out.

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Eight men can be seen helping to lob the tyres onto the property, entirely covering the front garden.

"F***ing fantastic," Stuart can be heard saying.

"That's what tha' f***ing gets."

In a third video he addressed the camera, saying: "Done now, given them back, so thank you."

Stuart's daughter Megan, 25, said: "We wish no harm to him or any property hence why we placed them in his garden without causing any damage, we just want to prove a point that you can't just go around fly tipping wherever you want as it isn't fair."

Martin Montague, creator of the fly-tipping reporting app and website ClearWaste.com, said: "Farmers like him are plagued with fly-tipping and it costs them a fortune to get it cleared up.

"Fly-tipping is a major problem in this country, whether it is in towns and cities or the countryside.

"We need bigger fines and more prosecutions so the more people that report fly-tipping on our app, the more action we'll be able to take again waste criminals."

ClearWaste.com says fly-tipping in the UK is up 76% this year.

Criminals have been taking advantage of closed and restricted tips due to the coronavirus pandemic to rip off householders by claiming to be legitimate waste carriers.

Fly-tipping is a criminal offence punishable by a fine of up to £50,000 or 12 months imprisonment if convicted in a Magistrates' Court.

However someone convicted of fly-tipping in a Crown Court can be handed down an unlimited fine and sentenced to up to five years imprisonment.

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