Council crush man’s truck after mountain of waste dumped at school

An Oxfordshire man who dumped a mountain of waste outside of a primary school while pupils were in class has had his truck seized and crushed. Patrick Ward was linked to the vehicle after locals noted down the number plate. Despite being a licensed waste carrier, 42-year-old Ward, from Wheatley, dumped the huge pile of waste – which included a double mattress and planks of wood – at the gates of Newfield Primary School in Harlesden, London, in November 2020.

Brent Council said he “should have known better”. Following an investigation into the incident, he was sentenced to carry out community service and pay nearly GBP2,600 in fees, MyLondon reported. The vehicle – a Ford tipper truck – was seized and crushed.

READ MORE: Rogue trader charged victim GBP5k for GBP100 job Local councillor Krupa Sheth said fly-tipping was a “blight” on the area. Sheth, the lead councillor for environment, infrastructure and climate action at Brent Council added: “We will pursue and enforce people who think it is acceptable to dump rubbish on our streets.

A truck being crushedThe truck was seized and has now been crushed

“Thank you to the officers involved in this case for doing everything in their power and following every lead to bring the culprit to justice.

Our streets are better off for it.”

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