Court hits fly-tippers with £1000 fine

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Two fly-tippers have been slapped with a combined £1000 pound fine after being taken to court by their council.

Natalie Anne Moran, 29, of Theaker Avenue Gainsborough, was ordered to pay £770 after she admitted dumping household waste at a park near her home.

Lee Anthony Woodmansey, 26, of Richmond Road, Gainsborough  was also ordered to pay £240 after waste from his home was dumped in Harpswell, 9 miles from his residence

In a prosecution brought by West Lindsey District Council, Lincoln Magistrates Court was told that Moran dumped 20 bags of household waste, including dirty sanitary wear and children’s nappies, on Theaker Avenue Nature Park.

Judge John Stobart said: This is the nastiest piece of rubbish tipping that has come before me – and I have seen a few.

“It is a disgusting offence in a recreational place where children play.”

When interviewed Moran said that she did dumped the rubbish on the park because her rubbish bins had been full.

West Lindsey District Council Officer, Kevin Dunne, said: If Ms Moran had first contacted the council we could have removed her excess rubbish from her home address for just a small charge.

“We will take robust enforcement action against anyone negligently depositing rubbish in public places, especially in a recreational area where children play.”

In his case, Woodmansey pleaded guilty to breaching duty of care regulations after failing to ensure that a scrap man he had paid to dump his rubbish has a waste carrier’s licence.

Licensing committee chairman at West Lindsey District Council, Jesse Milne, said: These cases show that if you not get rid of your waste in the proper manner, we will prosecute you.

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