Published: Tuesday, 10th March 2020

A man from Rainham has been ordered to pay more than £3,000 for failing to cooperate with a fly-tipping investigation.

On 12 August 2019 Medway Council received a report of fly-tipping in Laker Road, Rochester, after a man in a high-vis vest was seen getting out of a van and dumping rubbish into a skip which had been hired by a business. A Medway Council investigation found that Richard Roe, of Wakeley Road, Rainham, was the registered owner of the van.

Roe was sent a notice asking questions about the waste but he failed to respond.

He failed to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 5 March and the case was proved in his absence.

Magistrates fined Roe £2,500 and ordered him to pay costs of £350 and a surcharge of £181, totalling £3,031.

We do not tolerate fly-tipping in Medway

Cllr Jane Chitty, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder covering Enforcement, said: “We do not tolerate fly-tipping in Medway and we will continue to prosecute fly-tippers as well as people who hinder fly-tipping investigations. We all have a responsibility to dispose of our waste in the correct manner. We are grateful to residents who notify us of these incidents and we would encourage them to continue to do so.”

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