A Bromley businesswoman responsible for numerous rubbish bags filled with food waste dumped in a skip hired by another trader has been fined.

Fikriye Halil of Ebury Close, Keston, appeared at Bromley Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to the fly-tipping incident was ordered to pay a total of £1198 in fines and costs.

Two men were caught on CCTV depositing 12 black bags in the early hours of May 21, making off in a vehicle registered to Ms Halil.

Councillor Kate Lymer, Executive Councillor for Public Protection and Enforcement, said: “This prosecution sends out a strong warning that anyone with a motor vehicle belonging to them which is then used to fly-tip whether they knew about it or not, is guilty of an offence.

"Everyone, including businesses, has a duty of care to dispose of their waste legally and responsibly, without being hazardous to health or harming the environment.”

Councillor Lymer added: “Your evidence may enable us to prosecute and we will give a reward of up to £500 from the Envirocrime Reward Scheme as a ‘thank you’ as in this case.

"Prosecution is always a last resort for us but sometimes there is no other option.”

As the males couldn’t be identified or traced and as the vehicle was registered to Ms Halil and therefore her responsibility.