Fly-tipper is prosecuted by Huntingdonshire District Council

Fly-Tipping, Huntingdon. Fly-Tipping, Huntingdon.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
10:52 AM

A fly-tipper has been ordered to do 160 hours of unpaid work after being prosecuted by Huntingdonshire District Council.

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Matthew Hockey, of no fixed abode, was charged with illegally dumping waste, failing to produce authority to transport waste, transporting waste without a licence and failing to produce waste transfer notes.

The 28-year-old admitted the offences at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (May 8).

The court heard that on August 1 last year, Hockey had been paid to take away the rubbish from a property in Gladstone Street, Peterborough, and that it was later found in the Gated Road, Elton.

As well as a 12-month community order, including the 160 hours of unpaid work, he was told to pay £250 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

HDC’s head of operations, Eric Kendall, said: “Fly-tipping is unsightly, has a detrimental impact on the environment and is very costly to remove.

“This council takes fly-tipping very seriously, and will, wherever possible, instigate legal action against anyone who participates in such activities.”

1 comment

  • 160 hours unpaid work for an actual crime, while people put on 'Workfare' forced labour schemes have to serve longer unpaid, to the profit of companies & destroying paid jobs, for the 'crime' of having no job.

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    Ma Bear

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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