A hotel manager has been fined £4,770 after pleading guilty on two count of failing in his duty of care after a large amount of waste was fly-tipped in Iver Heath.

In August 2018, Sayem Salam was the manager of the Hillingdon Lodge Hotel which was being refurbished.

As a part of these works, Mr Salam wanted to get rid of a quantity of mattresses and unwanted furniture. He made a deal with a man he met in a café who had offered to remove the waste for him for a cash payment.

The furniture was collected from the hotel in two loads - and then dumped in Seven Hills Road in Iver Heath. Enforcement officers from Buckinghamshire County Council managed to trace the waste back to the hotel.

When interviewed, Mr Salam admitted that he had not checked the identity of the man from the café or made any enquiries as to where the waste would be disposed of.

At a hearing at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on 16 October he was fined £700 for each load and ordered to pay £3,230 in costs and a victim surcharge of £140. The total payment of £4,770 was to be made at the rate of £400 per month.

A spokesman for the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, said: "Everyone has a responsibility - both in a private and work capacity - to make sure that their waste is disposed of properly, by a reputable waste carrier.

“This duty of care exists precisely because criminal waste carriers are responsible for a large proportion of fly tipping - as happened in this case."