19-Jan-2016

A Bury man pleaded guilty at Peterborough Magistrates Court on 13 January 2016 after admitting to fly-tipping some conifers at Woodwalton in a case brought by Huntingdonshire District Council.

The court heard that Mr Worboys, of Tunkers Lane, Bury, was spotted fly-tipping on 18 September by a member of the public who made a note of his vehicle registration number and passed it on to the council’s Enforcement Team. As a result, Mr Worboys was interviewed under caution on 24 September 2015 when he admitted the offence.

Mr Worboys, who offered no explanation other than he was turned away by the household waste recycling centre, was given credit by the court for an early guilty plea. His limited means of £200 income per week were taken into account and he was fined £100, with a £20 Victim Surcharge. He was also ordered to pay, within seven days, a contribution of £125 towards the costs of investigation, £100 for the clean-up and £200 towards prosecution costs.

Councillor Robin Carter, Executive Councillor for Operations and Environment, said: "Fly-tipping is unsightly, has a detrimental impact on the environment and is very costly to remove. We would encourage anyone who has any information on fly-tipping to report it to the council. We take fly-tipping very seriously, and will, wherever possible, instigate legal action against anyone who participates in such activities."