The owner of a written-off car has been fined after abandoning it on the side of a road.

It comes as Breckland Council is urging locals and businesses to responsibly dispose of all waste following several incidents of fly-tipping in the area. 

According to the council, dumped waste was recently found in a scenic woodland in Mundford, prompting an investigation that led to a £200 fine being issued to the owner. 

Similar incidents in Thetford and Attleborough resulted in separate £320 penalties and the owner of a written-off vehicle was fined £200 and charged for the removal and destruction of the vehicle after abandoning it in a "dangerous location" in Old Buckenham.

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Extra waste created over the festive period is encouraged to be left at local recycling centres, recycled or even donated to charity.

Councillor Helen Crane at Breckland Council said: "These incidents are regrettable and hamper our community's efforts to maintain clean environments.

"It's disappointing that some continue to disregard responsible waste disposal, especially during the festive season. 

"We urge everyone to utilize local recycling centres for excess waste disposal to let's keep our neighbourhoods clean and safe."