Manchester – A tradesman has been ordered to pay £648 for fly tipping in Manchester.
James Hall, aged 30, of Waters Edge, Middleton pleaded guilty to the offence at Manchester Magistrates’ Court.
In April 2015 city council officers visiting Welbeck Street, Abbey Hey, noticed discarded decorating items including empty paint cans and plastic sheeting.
A witness confirmed to investigating council officers, they had seen contractors working in a nearby property leaving the items.
The witness had noted the licence number of the contractor’s vehicle and using this information, council officers managed to trace Hall, the vehicle owner.
Hall was then interviewed under caution by council officers and admitted to fly tipping items near the security gate of an alley leading off Welbeck Street.
At the hearing on 7 October, Hall was given a 12 month conditional discharge, £513 costs, £120 criminal court charge and a victim of crime surcharge of £15.
Councillor Nigel Murphy, Manchester City Council’s Executive member for Neighbourhoods said: “This case demonstrates how important it is for the public to report fly tipping offences to us. Without the witness coming forward we may never have got to the bottom of who committed the offence. Their quick thinking and community pride has resulted in a successful prosecution that will make unscrupulous people think twice before attempting to illegally dump their waste.”