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Fly-Tipping Offences In Stoke-on-Trent

12 April 2019 Local News

Two men have been ordered to pay more than £1,600 by magistrates after failing to supply information about fly-tipping offences in Stoke-on-Trent.

They were taken to court and successfully prosecuted following investigations by Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s environmental crime officers into the incidents in   Shelton and Cobridge.

Both men failed to attend an interview, and neither responded to a request for information from the council under Section 108 of the Environment Act 1995.  Both were informed of the council’s intention to take the matter to court.

A council spokesman said: “Fly-tipping is an anti-social crime, which costs councils millions of pounds a year to deal with and is also harmful to the environment and community. We only take court action as a last resort but there is no excuse for illegally dumping waste in our city, and we hope the court results will deter others from breaking the law. Everyone has a duty to dispose of their waste responsibly.


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