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Press Release

20 August 2021

Fly Tipping Prosecution Success

Fareham Borough Council is pleased to announce a successful fly-tipping prosecution at Portsmouth Magistrates Court this week.

The fly tip happened during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic on 28 April 2020 at Cherque Lane, Fareham. Enforcement Officers attended the scene where the waste was completely blocking a lane to traffic and pedestrians.

The investigation which took place over the following weeks identified a vehicle from CCTV. Items found within the fly tipped waste also identified witnesses who were able to name the person responsible for the fly tip.

The suspect was a repeat offender and, when interviewed in relation to the incident, admitted being responsible.

A prosecution case was submitted to Southampton Legal and it was subsequently dealt with at Portsmouth Magistrates Court earlier this week. The District Judge sentenced the offender to the maximum community order suggested in the pre-sentence report which was 300 hours of litter collection. They were also ordered to pay £960 in costs.

Executive Member for Health and Public Protection of Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Trevor Cartwright, said: “This is a significant prosecution for the Council and we hope that this will act as a deterrent for others who may be tempted to offend. Fly-tipping is unacceptable, and we will do everything we can to prosecute offenders in Fareham. The judge in this case was particularly complimentary of the evidence provided and the way in which it had been documented, which is testament to the hard work of our officers.”


ENDS


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Tel: 01329 236100
Email: customerservicecentre@fareham.gov.uk

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The Communications Team
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Email: publicity@fareham.gov.uk
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