Cars abandoned in Peterborough

Seven fined hundreds for dumping vehicles in Peterborough streets

Seven people who abandoned cars and vans on Peterborough streets have been fined hundreds of pounds at a Peterborough court.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 6:34 am

The seven were all convicted at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court in the absence last week, after council officers found the vehicles across the city. Magistrates fined each defendant £440, and ordered them to pay a victim surcharge of £44 and costs £150. A spokesman for Peterborough City Council said: “We are pleased with the outcome of these cases and hope they demonstrate that anyone thinking of abandoning a vehicle faces the prospect of a heavy fine. “Abandoned vehicles are a blight on communities and we would urge anyone who spots one to report it to us at the earliest opportunity.” To report an abandoned vehicle call 01733 747474 or visit

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