Peterborough man fined for fly-tipping

A Peterborough man has been fined after fly-tipping waste.

Tuesday, 23rd August 2016, 12:19 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:15 pm
Peterborough Magistrates Court. Photo: Peterborough Telegraph

Andrew Ayling (21) of The Maples, Peterborough was interviewed in February 2016 by Huntingdonshire District Council’s Enforcement Officer who had investigated a number of black bags and cardboard that had been fly-tipped in Holme Fen.

Ayling attended the interview under caution where he admitted the offence.

On Wednesday 10 August 2016, Ayling was found guilty by Peterborough Magistrates of the offence of fly-tipping and received a fine of £150.

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He has also been ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £300.

The Council takes reports of fly-tipping very seriously, and this successful prosecution should send a strong message to residents that offences of this kind will not be tolerated in the District.

Councillor Robin Carter, Executive Councillor for Environment, Street Scene and Operations said: “The Council receives a large number of reports of fly-tipping from its residents. This case demonstrates the importance of incidents being reported to the Council so that investigations, clean-up and enforcement activities can be undertaken. The Council will continue to take a firm stance to the continued blight on our environment that the illegal disposal of waste creates.”