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Fly-tippers ordered to pay thousands for dumping waste in South Holland

Two fly-tippers who illegally dumped waste in South Holland have been handed court bills of more than £4,000 and £2,000.

The district council has today (Tuesday) released details of its most recent prosecutions.

Stephen Penn, of Garnsgate Road, Long Sutton was found guilty on February 15 of offences relating to a fly-tip on Guy's Head Road, near Sutton Bridge, in March 2018, where approximately two tonnes of soil and turf were dumped in a gateway, and was witnessed by a member of the public who reported the incident to the council.

Stephen Penn dumped this ... and must pay thousands in fines and court costs.
Stephen Penn dumped this ... and must pay thousands in fines and court costs.

Following the guilty verdict Mr Penn was fined £3,000, with costs of £1,104.86 and a victim surcharge of £170.

The total amount payable was £4,274.86. He was also issued with a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order around the correct carrying and disposal of waste.

This was followed on April 1 with the prosecution of Shaun Harvey, of Kinderley Road, in Wisbech.

Mr Harvey pleaded guilty to an illegal fly-tip at West Drove South, Gedney Hill, in May 2018, where a large load of tree cuttings were dumped in the road and witnessed by a local resident.

Shaun Harvey faces a hefty court bill for dumping this ...
Shaun Harvey faces a hefty court bill for dumping this ...

The court handed him a fine of £1,400, alongside a victim surcharge of £140 and costs of £732.13, making a total payable of £2,272.13.

South Holland District Council says it continues to work to clear fly-tips and to catch and successfully prosecute offenders.

These latest cases follow the successful conviction of two other fly-tippers in November 2018, who were both handed significant fines by the courts.

The council says it is important that information about tips is shared quickly, and in as much details as possible, to allow evidence to be gathered and thorough investigation to take place.

Reports can be made on the council website at www.sholland.gov.uk/reportit or by calling 01775 761161.


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