Members of public help environmental officers catch fly-tipper family

Four relatives who dumped tree cuttings in a ditch have each been hit with heavy fines after members of the public caught them in the act

All five offenders appeared at Boston Magistrates' Court. Photograph: Richard Croft/GeographA family of waste offenders have been successfully prosecuted for dumping waste at a site in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

Edward Church, Scott Church, Jamie Church and a 17-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons pleaded guilty to dumping the waste near Spalding, Lincolnshire.

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