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East Hendred man ordered to pay more than £1,700 after he was prosecuted for fly-tipping offences

East Hendred man ordered to pay more than £1,700 after he was prosecuted for fly-tipping offences

A man from East Hendred was convicted of fly-tipping offences and not having a waste carriers' licence and was ordered to pay £1,763.60 after dumping rubbish at land near Upthorpe Downs and also at East Hendred.

Mitchell Valentine, aged 23, from Ludbridge Close, East Hendred, appeared at Oxford Magistrates' Court on Monday 20 January and pleaded guilty to the unlawful deposits of waste on two occasions and the transport of waste without being a registered carrier of waste.

Magistrates heard the case and in mitigation that Mr Valentine was remorseful for his actions, that at the time of these offences, his first child had just been born and he had lost his job. When he saw an advert on social media asking people to dispose of some waste he thought it was a way of making some money. The court heard that he hadn't done anything like this before and he won't be doing it again.

Magistrates imposed a fine of £400 for the unlawful deposit of waste and £250 for transporting waste without being a registered carrier of waste. They ordered Mr Valentine to pay a victim surcharge of £40 and costs to the council of £1,073.60.

Cllr Jenny Hannaby, Cabinet Member for Housing and Environment at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: "Fly-tipping is a blight on our countryside and is detrimental to wildlife. It is illegal and we will investigate and prosecute those who are found to have carried it out. We urge people to use only registered waste carriers and this will help prevent this type of fly-tipping."

Notes to editors

The charges in full below:

  1. The unauthorised deposit of waste under section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, at Aston Upthorpe Downs.
  2. The unauthorised deposit of waste under section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, at Bowling Alley Row, East Hendred
  3. The unauthorised transport of a controlled waste, under section 1 of the Control of Pollutions (Amendment) Act 1989.
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Posted: Sun, 02 Feb 2020 12:50 by Guy Langton

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