A rogue trader who dumped building waste and asbestos on a Hampshire field has been forced to cough up £3,800.

Basingstoke Magistrates Court heard Gabby Lee left building waste from a roof replacement project on a field near Odiham.

But the 24-year-old of Sandhurst included personal waste in the pile and a sat-nav found during the investigation led Hart District Council officers straight to the offender’s door.

Magistrates heard the owner of the field used his own time and money to clear the waste and dispose the asbestos.

His costs have been recovered as part of the prosecution with Lee being found guilty of two fly-tipping offences during a hearing on June 4

The result was hailed by Mark Jaggard, executive director for place services at HDC.

He said: “Fly-tipping is a criminal offence which damages our environment and heavily impacts landowners whose property is blighted by this crime.”