Fly-tipping offender ordered to pay more than £1,800

Published: Friday, 16th March 2018

He was fined £1000 and ordered to pay costs of £813.34 and a victim surcharge of £50.

Following a Court hearing at Northampton Magistrates Court on 20th February 2018, a Corby resident has been ordered to pay a total of £1,863.34 for failure to control his waste after fly-tipping in Desborough.

In November 2017, the Council received a complaint from a member of the public, about fly-tipping at Old Airfield, Wilbarston consisting of old tyres, wheels, plastics and household waste. An investigation traced the contents to the defendant, Mr Lungu Lilian of Derwent Way, Corby.

Mr Lilian failed to come in for a PACE interview but turned up at court and then pleaded guilty. He was fined £1000 and ordered to pay costs of £813.34 and a victim surcharge of £50. The total of £1863.34 is subject to a 28-day collection order.

Kettering Borough Council would like to encourage members of the public to remain vigilant, particularly in our rural areas, and urge you to report any suspicious fly-tipping activity to us by calling 01536 410 333 or at www.kettering.gov.uk/flytipping

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:

“Fly-tipping not only blights neighbourhoods but costs time and money to remove it – resources that would be better spent elsewhere. Kettering Borough Council takes fly-tipping offences very seriously and will prosecute offenders where possible. I would urge anyone who spots fly-tippers to report it to the Council on 01536 410 333 or online at www.kettering.gov.uk/flytipping