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Flytipper caught using CCTV fined hundreds of pounds after dumping waste in Daybrook


A man who dumped domestic waste in Daybrook has been ordered to pay over £600 in fines and costs.

Gedling Borough Council received a complaint of flytipping in an alleyway off Sherbrook Road on July 26 last year.

Neighbourhood Warden, Shelley Webster, attended the site the same day and found a large cardboard box filled with domestic rubbish, discarded under a bush.

CCTV footage showed a grey Ford vehicle park up and the passenger of the vehicle take rubbish from the back of the vehicle down the alleyway.

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After reviewing the CCTV footage, Neighbourhood Wardens found the vehicle belonged to a Mr Mark Williams, who was contacted by the council and requested to attend an interview under caution to discuss the allegation.

PICTURED: Nottingham Magistrates’ Court

For several weeks, Williams did not come to the council to speak to the wardens, providing different reasons for not attending. Due to his non-appearance at the council he was issued with a fixed penalty notice and given 14 days to pay. No payment was made and, despite several attempts by the council to contact Williams, he was issued with a notice to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

Williams pleaded guilty at Nottingham Magistrates Court and received a £320 fine and was ordered to pay a £32 victim surcharge and Prosecution Costs of £287.

Portfolio Holder for Public Protection, Councillor David Ellis said: “There’s absolutely no reason for Mr Williams to have dumped this waste, he didn’t think he would get caught and now has to pay over £600 in fines and costs. We are pleased with the court’s decision and this should ask as a warning to anyone who considers fly tipping that if we catch you, it will cost you.”

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