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£1,114 fine for West Bowling fly-tipper

Bradford Magistrates this week slapped a £1,114 penalty, including fines and costs, on a 23-year-old man caught fly-tipping on land at West Bowling.

The defendant was observed by police dumping waste on land at the junction of Parkside Road and Birch Lane.

Officers took his details and passed on the information to Bradford Council’s Environment Enforcement Team who followed up the case and began a prosecution.

After failing to turn up at court, the defendant was arrested and put before Bradford Magistrates where he pleaded guilty to an offence of fly-tipping.

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Culture, said: “Fly-tipping is an illegal and nasty offence which we can’t fight without help.

“If you see fly-tipping taking place, please note down as many details as possible, including vehicle licence plate numbers and inform the Council.

“We employ various means to try to combat fly-tipping such as monitoring known hot-spots, both openly and covertly, but nothing helps as much as members of the public acting to give us the information we need to take these cases to court and prosecute the criminals responsible.”

Fly-tipping can be reported be calling the Council 01274 434366 and asking for the Environment Enforcement Team or online at www.bradford.gov.uk.

 

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