Eight residents fined for dumping cars in Peterborough streets

Residents who dumped cars in Peterborough streets have been ordered to pay hundreds of pounds at court.

By Stephen Briggs
Saturday, 31st October 2020, 4:00 am

A number of people were given the £700 court bill after being found guilty of abandoning cars in Peterborough streets.

They were due to appear at Peterborough Magistrates' Court last week - but were found guilty and sentenced in their absence.

Florin Brindus, of Palace Gardens, Fletton, left a vehicle in Watergall on or before November 11 last year.

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Stephen Hlinka (57) of Greenham, Bretton, abandoned the vehicle on the street he lived on or before November 11 2019.

Shona Janaushaite, of Abbotsbury, Orton Malbourne, was found guilty of leaving a car in Allen Road, New England on or before November 29, while Kerry Wright, (57) of Tirrington, Bretton, left a vehicle in Tirrington on or before September 18 2019.

Richard Demery of Lichfield Grove, London, was convicted of abandoning a car on or before November 5 last year in Gladstone Street, Peterborough.

Paul Smith (57) of Church Close, Newborough was found guilty of leaving a vehicle in Church Road, Wittering on or before October 7 last year.

Michael West, of Firscraig, Liverpool, abandoned a car in Clipston Walk, Westwood on or before September 19 2019.

All were fined £440, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £44 and costs of £220.

Ewelina Milewska of Cleatham, Bretton, pleaded guilty to abandoning a vehicle in Artindale, and was fined £80, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £120.

A Peterborough City Council spokesperson said: " It is criminal offence to abandon a vehicle and not only does it impact on residential areas these cars also take up valuable parking spaces and frequently they are in dangerous conditions and unsafe.

"If residents suspect a vehicle has been abandoned, they can report on www.peterborough.gov.uk

"The council then undertake checks, and if it meets criteria, we will issue a removal notice to the owners. If they fail to comply, we can remove the vehicle and undertake enforcement action against the registered owner."