Published: 14:42, 11 December 2020
| Updated: 14:46, 11 December 2020
Four fly-tippers caught brazenly dumping a sofa and bed frame in a town centre have been ordered to fork out hundreds of pounds.
The men were captured on CCTV lugging the items through Herne Bay, before leaving them on the corner of High Street and Bank Street at about 10.45pm on November 30.
And after managing to identify the offenders, Canterbury City Council says it has hit them with fines totalling £1,600.
Cllr Ashley Clark, the authority's lead councillor on enforcement, said: "This is an excellent result and demonstrates that our enforcement team will deal robustly with those who blight our district.
"Flytipping is a criminal offence and a crime against the whole community because we all end up paying for the clear-up costs.
"Once again the value of CCTV in helping us to detect offenders and provide the evidence has been underlined."
A video of the incident was released by the council as part of its appeal - which was shared widely by KentOnline - to track down the suspects this week.
The footage showed two of the suspects smiling as they left the scene.
The city council says it managed to identify the offenders - who are from Herne Bay - after it was approached by a number of people with "invaluable information" about the incident.