Wednesday, 5 June 2013


A Ramsgate man has been fined, after being found guilty of a fly-tipping offence which took place in Ramsgate.
David Michael Smith (33) of Duncan Road appeared before Canterbury Magistrates Court on Wednesday 29 May and was found guilty of a fly-tipping multiple sacks of rubbish on Lancaster Close, Ramsgate on 6 November 2012.
Mr Smith was prosecuted under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 section 33 and was found guilty of a ‘Duty of Care’ to make sure rubbish in his keeping is disposed of in the correct manner.
In Court Mr Smith pleaded not guilty, however the evidence gathered by Environmental officers was sufficient enough to prove Mr Smith guilty. Mr Smith was fined £300, with clear up costs of £700 and a £30 victim surcharge.
Cabinet Member for Business, Corporate and Regulatory Services, Councillor Michelle Fenner, said: “This is another successful prosecution from Thanet District Council’s Environmental Enforcement officers.
“Residents of Thanet should not have to put up with this type of anti-social behavior and our Enforcement team continues to work hard to ensure culprits are caught and dealt with as appropriate.”

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