Monday, 15 April 2013

Fly-tipper’s prosecuted for their offences

Thanet District Council continues its hard work to ensure that fly-tippers are convicted for their offences. Two men from Ramsgate and Cliftonville both appeared in court early last week admitting to two separate fly-tipping offences. Both men have been prosecuted and fined, after pleading guilty.

On Tuesday 2nd April, Canterbury Magistrates’ Court heard David Orr (29) of Flora Road, admit to dumping multiple black sacks of rubbish onto land leading from Pegwell Road to Coastguard Cottages (Pegwell Bay) on 8th October 2012. He said that he had picked up the waste but given it to someone to dispose of. He was later prosecuted for fly-tipping.

On the same date at Canterbury Magistrates’ Court Mr Dezider Tancos (24) of Surrey Road, also admitted to a separate offence whereby he dumped two mattresses on the street (Surrey Road), nearby his flat in Cliftonville on 22nd November 2012.

Mr Orr received a conditional discharge for one year and was fined £679.08 in clear-up costs plus a victim surcharge of £15.00.

Mr Tancos also received a conditional discharge for six months and was fined £471.15 for clear-up costs plus £15.00 victim surcharge.

Thanet District Councils, Corporate and Regulatory Services Manager, Harvey Patterson, said; “We will not allow Thanet to be spoiled by such anti-social behavior. Any form of fly-tipping is totally unacceptable and the council will not hesitate to prosecute offenders.

“We hope that both prosecutions will act as a deterrent to anyone considering the same actions.”

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