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£1,000 fine dumped on fly-tipper

PUBLISHED: 17:28 12 August 2009 | UPDATED: 17:02 25 August 2010

A RESIDENT was hit with fines and costs totalling £1,000 after pleading guilty to two counts of fly-tipping.

A RESIDENT was hit with fines and costs totalling £1,000 after pleading guilty to two counts of fly-tipping.

Thomas Lynch of Tower Road, Bexleyheath, dumped rubbish from his transit van on two separate occasions in the access road serving East Rochester Way, Sidcup.

One offence took place in November 2008 and the second in March this year.

The penalty was imposed at Bexley Magistrates Court on last Monday.

Gareth Bacon, Bexley's cabinet member for the environment, said: "I am pleased that the court recognised the cost to our society and environment that this offence causes."

The first load of tipped goods contained mainly wood from a house or garden and the second load was soil concrete and garden waste.

In an unrelated incident last week, Sidcup Road resident Peter Crawley reported seeing tonnes of hardcore masonry dumped in streets near his house, so bad in places it blocked the road.

A campaign has been launched by Bexley council to target an increase in fly-tipping.

During last Monday's hearing the London Borough of Bexley highlighted fly-tipping offences cost them nearly £200,000 per year.

To report an environmental crime call 020 8303 7777.

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