Police officer caught fly-tipping ‘car full of rubbish’ on stranger’s drive

An ex-police officer was filmed fly-tipping a car full of rubbish on someone’s front drive in broad daylight.

Paul Earwaker, 47, was caught on a security camera and the footage sent to council officials.

Earwalker, who runs a prestige car hire company, admitted illegally depositing waste and was handed a 12-month community order at Medway magistrates.

He was also ordered to complete 80 hours of unpaid work, complete rehabilitation activities and pay £1,310 costs.

Earwaker claimed a rag and bone man told him to dump the rubbish there and would later collect it.

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The former police sergeant said: “That’s the address he told me to take it to. That bit of land looked like what he said. It didn’t look like a house. I was set up.”

A spokesman for Maidstone Borough Council’s waste crime team said: “Earwaker decided to deposit a large amount of household upon someone’s private driveway.

“He committed the offence in the middle of the day whilst the homeowner was inside the property.

“The incident was caught on the homeowner’s CCTV and when they realised what had happened, they reported to the waste crime team who later seized the offender’s vehicle and interviewed them about the offence.’’

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Jamie Duffy, the council’s waste crime manager, added: “Maidstone will not stand for any act of fly tipping within the borough.

“We take the approach to seize fly tippers vehicles and can sell or destroy the vehicle where possible.

In the video, he dumps a table, chairs, part of a sofa and other household items at the house in Maidstone, Kent.

Jamie Duffy, the council’s waste crime manager, said: “Maidstone will not stand for any fly tipping.”

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