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Surfleet boater is fined almost £1k for not registering vessel on River Glen



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A boater has been fined almost £1,000 for leaving his boat unregistered on the River Glen.

Simon Brand, of Station Road, Surfleet, Lincolnshire left his boat unregistered on the River Glen at Surfleet on July 3, 2019.

He was convicted in his absence by Lincoln Magistrates Court on March 4, when he was fined £440. He also ordered to pay £198.76 compensation and £250 costs along with the £44 victim surcharge.

The Environment Agency is urging boaters to ensure their vessels are registered (47143620)
The Environment Agency is urging boaters to ensure their vessels are registered (47143620)

Nathan Arnold, a waterways team leader for the Environment Agency, is urging boats to ensure their vessels are registered.

He said: "Everyone boating or paddling along waterways can feel proud they are contributing to protecting and improving rivers through their registration charge fee.

"As this result shows, failing to register a vessel on the Environment Agency waterways can lead to a criminal record and a fine of up to £1,000."



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