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Fly-tippers fined more than £1,000

06 November 2017

Magistrates have fined a fly-tipper, who admitted dumping building waste in a rural area, more than £1,000.

In July 2017 Medway Council received a report that a large amount of building waste had been dumped in Halling.

Council environmental enforcement officers attended the scene and gathered evidence. Investigations identified Jerry McCann, 58, of White Horse Lane, Otham, as the fly-tipper.

He pleaded guilty to transporting waste without a permit and fly-tipping at Medway Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 31 October.

Magistrates fined McCann £720 for fly-tipping and £600 for transporting waste without a permit. He was also ordered to pay costs of £890.45 and a victim surcharge of £42.

Fly-tippers also dumped a car-load of household waste in a private car park in Summerson Close, Rochester, in May 2017.

During an investigation Billy Goss, 26, of Wainscott Road, Wainscott, was identified as being involved but he refused to cooperate with the inquiry and failed to respond to requests for information. He was charged will failing to comply with a section 108 notice as part of the Environment Act 1995.

Goss failed to attend Medway Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 31 October, and the case was proved in his absence. Magistrates fined Goss £660 and ordered him to pay costs of £250.

'Anyone found to be dumping rubbish in Medway will be prosecuted'

Cllr Jane Chitty, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder in charge of Enforcement, said: “These men have been ordered to pay thousands of pounds which reflects just how serious the offences they committed are. If you are found to be involved in a fly-tipping incident it is imperative that you assist officers during their investigations. Fly-tipping is unacceptable and anyone found to be dumping rubbish in Medway will be prosecuted.”