A 37-year-old man has been slapped with a £1,200 fine for dumping a bathroom suite in a country lane.

Laureano Parilla Rumis, from Hinhead Close, Uxbridge, was caught by a hidden camera throwing away a toilet, sink, pedestal and other building material in Over the Misbourne, near Gerrards Cross, on January 13 this year.

His solicitor told High Wycombe magistrates that Rumis was getting rid of the rubbish for a friend who could not afford to pay to dispose of the waste.

When he saw other rubbish dumped at the roadside he thought it would be alright to dump the items from his car.

Rumis pleaded guilty on June 27 and was fined £738, and ordered to pay £400 towards the council’s costs. A victim surcharge of £73 was also levied.

South Bucks District Council cabinet member for environment Luisa Sullivan, speaking on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, said: “The site of this illegal dumping is off the beaten track, but still our cameras captured the offence and led to the successful prosecution of the offender.

“Buckinghamshire and its neighbouring authorities have good facilities for waste disposal, and this case shows that if you choose not to use them and dump your rubbish in the Bucks countryside instead you may well end up in court.”