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Bizarre moment flytipper takes photo of rubbish he dumps in broad daylight before leaving the scene

Hammersmith and Fulham Council want to identify the person seen dumping a sofa, boxes and other bulky items

This CCTV captures the bizarre moment a flytipper was caught dumping rubbish before stopping to take a photo of it.

The litter lout is seen spending more than 40 minutes getting rid of large items in Cedarne Road, Fulham , on July 18.

He is then seen taking a photo of the mess he has made before leaving the scene.

Enforcement officers from Hammersmith and Fulham (H&F) Council were unable to get to the location before the man disappeared, and is now hoping the public can help identify him so he can be prosecuted.

In the video footage the man can be seen depositing a sofa, boxes and other bulky items on the side pavement in broad daylight as several people pass by.

A flytipper takes a photo of rubbish he has dumped in the street in Fulham(Image: LBHF)

The council's head of environment, transport and residents’ services, Wesley Harcourt, said: “This is flytipping on a significant scale and we won’t tolerate it in H&F.

“We want to be the greenest borough in the country and key to this aspiration is keeping our streets clear of clutter and mess.

“Hopefully someone will recognise this man from our image and help us track him down and maybe this action will serve as a warning to others that we are watching and we will take action.”

H&F Council has launched a clampdown on littering and dumping of waste and will issue fixed penalty notices (FPNs) in cases where the blame can be proved.

Anyone who recognises the flytipper can email streetczar@lbhf.gov.uk.

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