Fly tips that blocked lane cost the culprit £1,900

Published on: 20 Dec 2017

A MAN has been ordered to pay almost £1,900 after being found guilty of fly tipping in Howsmoor Lane, Emersons Green.

Johnny Brinkley, 25, of St Albans, was prosecuted after about a dozen separate loads of waste were found between December 2016 and May 2017. 

The fly tips often blocked the lane, which is regularly used by dog walkers, cyclists and pedestrians as well as vehicles. 

Bristol Magistrates’ Court heard that a number of black bin bags containing household waste were discovered and evidence inside was traced to an address nearby which was found to be the home of Brinkley’s estranged family. Neighbours reported seeing a tipper truck often parked outside the address full of waste. 

Brinkley was interviewed by South Gloucestershire Council’s envirocrime officers. In court, Brinkley pleaded guilty to four charges; one for fly tipping, two for duty of care offences and one for transporting waste without a Registered Waste Carriers Licence. 

He was fined £500, plus costs of £1,347.50 and a £50 victim surcharge (total £1,897.50). 

South Gloucestershire Council’s Executive Member for Communities and Tourism Councillor Heather Goddard said: “Fly tipping is an issue that affects our communities and local environment and this activity will not be tolerated in South Gloucestershire.

“Waste crime puts the environment at risk and anyone found to be fly tipping in South Gloucestershire will be prosecuted.”

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