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Dumping waste costs fly-tipper £930

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A FLY-tipper who dumped waste plastic on a community centre car park at Warrington has been ordered to pay £930.
Tony Poulton, of Orlando Drive, Great Sankey was picked up by CCTV cameras and was finally arrested after repeatedly ignoring attempts to contact him.
Magistrates at Warrington were told that earlier this year, police were told that two large pieces of plastic waste had been dumped on the car park at Radley Common Community Centre.
Police checked the CCTV footage at the centre and discovered that a silver Vauxhall Astra had pulled up outside and that the driver had taken two large pieces of plastic waste from the rear and left them on the car park.
The borough council’s environmental crime team were informed and the vehicle’s registration number was traced to Poulton’s address.
He was contacted and asked who was in control of the vehicle at the time.
The notice was ignored.
Poulton was then invited to an interview with a council officer but failed to attend. A reminder was also ignored.
He was then summoned to attend the magistrates court but failed to attend.
He was again contact and warned that if he did not attend court a warrant would be issued.
Again he failed to attend and was arrested, when he pleaded guilty to two offences – illegal deposit of waste and failing to respond to a notice.
He was fined £200, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and £700 costs.
Cllr Judith Guthrie, the council’s lead member for environment and public protection, said: “I would like to thank the council’s environmental crime officers for taking action in cases like this to deal with those who deliberately blight our neighbourhoods.
“If you witness or know of any fly-tipping incidents in your area we welcome any information from residents, in as much detail as possible, which could help us identify who is responsible. By identifying those responsible, they can be made accountable for their actions and an example to others to prevent future occurrences. Fly-tipping issues can be reported online at warrington.gov.uk/flytipping.”

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