Fly-tipper fined by Peterborough magistrates

Peterborough Magistrates' Court
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A fly-tipper who dumped a trailer load of rubbish in Fenland has been fined £1,500.

Angela Ashton was prosecuted by Fenland District Council after being seen dumping a rubbish in Dykemoor Drove, Doddington, on March 8.

A local resident reported the incident to the council after spotting Ms Ashton drive down Dykemoor Drove and dump various items by the roadside, including a tarpaulin, a plastic laundry box and a number of boxes.

Ms Ashton, of Bradshaw Close, Huntingdon, appeared at Peterborough Magistrates Court last Thursday.

She was convicted under section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act.

She was fined £400 and ordered to pay costs of £1,000 and a victim surcharge of £44.

Welcoming the sentence, Peter Murphy, cabinet member for the environment, said: “We are doing all we can to clamp down on fly-tipping. This case shows that we won’t hesitate to prosecute offenders whenever we have the necessary evidence.We would like to thank the person who reported this incident to us and was prepared to give evidence in court. We urge anybody who sees similar cases to contact us so that we can take action against the individuals responsible.”