Fly tippers tagged and told to stay at home
Published on: 28 Feb 2016
TWO men have been tagged and given a home curfew after they were caught fly tipping waste.
Nicky Burgess, 28, of Neads Drive, Oldland Common and Ian Hannon, 49, of Clouds Hill Road, St George were told to stay at home for three months between the hours of 7pm and 7am.
This case is the first time that this type of sentence has been given out for fly tipping in South Gloucestershire.
They were also ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge and £500 each in costs.
Both men pleaded guilty when they appeared at North Avon Magistrates’ Court to jointly fly tipping waste that was found at Brewery Hill in Upton Cheyney at the beginning of May last year.
Both offenders will be electronically tagged to enforce the curfew.
The court heard that a property was being refurbished in Coriander Drive in Bradley Stoke and Burgess was offered payment to remove some waste. He arrived at the property and loaded the waste into his van, then together with Hannon drove to Brewery Hill in Upton Cheyney and dumped the waste.
South Gloucestershire Council’s communities committee chair Cllr Heather Goddard said: “Fly tipping is a criminal activity and this latest prosecution continues our zero tolerance policy. If you fly tip rubbish in South Gloucestershire, you should expect to be caught and prosecuted.
“This is the first case in South Gloucestershire where offenders have been electronically tagged, which clearly demonstrates that all means of punishment will be considered by the court.
“Residents are advised to only give their rubbish to an Environment Agency registered waste carrier or they could be held liable if waste is subsequently fly tipped.”