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Fine for fly-tipper who dumped soil and stones

News release 9559, published on 10 Oct 2019
A man who dumped soil and stones in Old Basing has been ordered to pay over £900 thanks to a successful conviction by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

Daniel Korpa-Ondo, 36, from Aldworth Crescent, Basingstoke pleaded guilty to the fly-tipping offence at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 3 October.

The court heard that Korpa-Ondo was spotted by a member of the public dumping soil and stones he had taken from his house to a clearing off Redbridge Lane, Old Basing.

During interview he admitted dumping soil and stones from his rear garden on two separate occasions at Redbridge Lane.

Magistrates fined Korpa-Ondo £243 and ordered him to pay £650 towards prosecution costs, plus a £44 victim surcharge.

Cabinet Member for Environment and Enforcement Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “We take fly-tipping very seriously and will prosecute where we have sufficient evidence to do so. It is important that people report to us if they witness incidents of fly-tipping.

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

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