MOBILE CCTV cameras to catch fly-tipper have proved effective in Darwen.

Borough environment boss Jim Smith has highlighted two locations in the town where the new intiative has proved a ‘particular success’ in deterring the illegal dumping of rubbish.

Ina special report to fellow councillors, he said: “So far this year cameras have been rotated around 30 locations, with 20 fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping being served and three vehicles seized.

“The cameras and their warning signs are proving to be very effective in reducing the amount of fly tipping at locations they are being used, with particular success at sites such as Olive Lane and Anyon Street, Darwen, where flytipping has reduced.”

He said the cameras would continue to be deployed at problem locations’