A businessman must pay more than £1,000 after dumping waste on a private road in Shortlands.

Nicholas Rogers, 41, from Bradford Close, was found to have disposed of roofing materials in a secluded and unmade section of Downsbridge Road, not far from the train station.

An investigation by Bromley Council’s environmental protection team uncovered multiple ‘fly-tips’ where a large quantity of waste was left at the site.

Rogers appeared at Bromley Magistrates' Court and pleaded guilty to one charge of fly-tipping.

He was ordered to pay costs of £1,192 to the council as well as a £100 fine and £20 victim surcharge by the court.

Executive councillor for the environment, Colin Smith, said: “Dumping waste is never acceptable and such criminal behaviour will not be tolerated in our borough.

“Fly-tipping is dangerous, harmful and expensive to deal with.

“Where there is evidence available, we will not hesitate to prosecute and this latest prosecution should serve as a warning to others that they too will face prosecution.”