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Four residents prosecuted for environmental crimes - 05/04/17
Hull City Council has successfully prosecuted four residents for offences relating to fly-tipping, littering and untidy land across the city.

This follows the launch of Operation Stop the Drop which was launched by the Council last year in order to tackle the illegal dumping of waste across the city, and to encourage residents to take pride in their streets, their area and their city.

Since launching Stop the Drop, we have seen a 20 per cent increase in residents reporting fly tipping.

Councillor Alan Clark, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood and Communities, said:

“Fly-tipping is a criminal offence, and we will not tolerate it. We are sick and tired of people who think they can just dump their waste anywhere in our city. They wouldn’t like it on their doorsteps so why leave it on other peoples? Fly tipping blights neighbourhoods. It’s hazardous to people, animals and the environment.

“By taking a tough stance on enforcement we can deter any potential offenders, and we encourage members of the public not to shrink from reporting any perpetrators they see. We will prosecute, and when convicted we will name and shame in the hope that we can stamp out this anti-social behaviour.”

In the last month a number of residents have been prosecuted, including:

Miss Sarah Dunlin of Spring Bank, Hull was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £400.00 (£220.00 fine, £30.00 victim surcharge, £150.00 costs) after being convicted by Hull Magistrates’ for an offence contrary to section 110(2)(b) Environment Act 1995. This case was brought by the council following a complaint received from a member and wastes that had been found unlawfully deposited on Sutton Street that related to the defendant. Miss Dunlin failed to attend an interview under caution, and did not respond to any communications from the council, and was subsequently prosecuted as part of the enforcement activities.

Mr Marland Faulkner of West Avenue, Burton Flemming, Driffield was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £1,675.00 (£200.00 fine, £30.00 victim surcharge, £825.00 compensation and £620.00 costs) after being convicted by Hull Magistrates’ of an offence contrary to section 2(1)(b) Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978. This case was brought by the council following a complaint received from a member about a vehicle thought to have been abandoned on Beech Close, Hull. Subsequent enquiries undertaken by the council confirmed Mr Faulkner as the registered keeper of the vehicle, and a fixed penalty notice was issued in regards to the offence. Mr Faulkner failed to make payment or respond to further correspondence and this matter was referred for prosecution.

Mr Lukasz Jakubiec of Blaydes Street, Hull was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £400.00 (£220.00 fine, £30.00 victim surcharge and £150.00 costs) after being convicted by Hull Magistrates’ of an offence contrary to section 110(2)(b) Environment Act 1995. This case was brought by the council following a complaint received in regards wastes that were unlawfully deposited on Haworth Street, Hull. Mr Jakubiec failed to attend an interview under caution, and did not respond to any communications from the council, therefore a Notice was served as part of the enforcement activities under section 108 of the Environment Act 1995.

Mr Rolands Dauqavics of Blaydes Street, Hull was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £400.00 (£220.00 fine, £30.00 victim surcharge, £150.00 costs) after being convicted by Hull Magistrates’ of an offence contrary to section 110(2)(b) Environment Act 1995. This case was brought by the council following a complaint received in regards wastes that were unlawfully deposited on Haworth Street, Hull. Mr Dauqavics failed to attend an interview under caution, and did not respond to any communications from the council, therefore a Notice was served as part of the enforcement activities under section 108 of the Environment Act 1995.

Councillor Clark continued:

“If you pay anyone to remove and dispose of your waste who is not a registered waste carrier and this is found fly tipped in Hull, you may face enforcement action. This could be in the form of a fixed penalty, prosecution and an unlimited fine. Furthermore, conviction means a criminal record.

“If you do pay someone to take your waste away, always ask to see a copy of their registered waste carrier’s certificate.”

To check whether someone is a registered waste carrier, please visit the Environment Agency website - www.gov.uk/find-registered-waste-carrier or call 03708 506 506.

Dumping is a crime, help us and make those who do it pay for it. See it, report it, stop it.



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