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Fly-tipper fined

News release 8341, published on 02 Nov 2018
<p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>A Basingstoke carpet fitter has been fined and received a criminal record after he was spotted illegally fly-tipping in Gibbons Place.

James Llewellyn was prosecuted by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council after a member of the public spotted items being thrown from a vehicle on Thursday 12 April 2018, noted the registration, and contacted the council.

Magistrates ordered the 39-year-old of Hutchins Way, Basingstoke to pay £250 in fines, costs and victim surcharge when he appeared at court on Thursday 25 October.

The maximum prison sentence for fly-tipping is five years, with an unlimited fine.

The council’s Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services and the Environment Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “Dumping waste is inconsiderate, anti-social and unacceptable. We take the issue of fly-tipping extremely seriously and cases such as these demonstrate the courts do too.

“We are grateful to those who contact us with information that enables us to take action against fly-tippers and we will continue to prosecute offenders.”

If you see anyone dumping waste illegally, please report it on 01256 844844. Household waste can be taken free of charge to the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Wade Road, Basingstoke.

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