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Council continues crackdown on fly-tipping with prosecution

Newark council are continuing their crackdown on fly-tipping.

A spokesperson for Newark and Sherwood District Council said:

‘Our crackdown on environmental crime continues this week as we have successfully prosecuted an offender for an unlawful deposit of waste offence on two separate occasions after serious cases of fly-tipping was found along a road between Hawton and Cotham.

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‘The offender, Lewis Buck, pleaded guilty at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court to the offence and was ordered to pay a significant fine.

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‘Offenders like this are not only blighting our community and harming the environment but their fly-tipping also uses resources that could be put to better use around our district.’

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The removal of this particular fly tip required:

– two caged vehicles
– a road sweeper to clear glass left along the road
– a Street Scene supervisor
– officers from our Environmental Enforcement and Waste Management teams.

‘Fly-tipping is illegal and we will not tolerate this blatant disregard for our district.

‘We will investigate incidents and, where possible, will seek to prosecute those found to be responsible. If a case of fly-tipping is taken to the Crown Court the fine is unlimited and offenders could face up to five years in prison.

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‘If you see any fly-tipping please report it to us. If you find evidence, please leave it where it is and let us know as soon as possible. You can report it on our website: ‘

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