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Prosecutions for environmental crimes - 15/06/17
Hull City Council has successfully prosecuted ten residents for offences relating to fly-tipping and untidy land across the city.

Councillor Alan Clark, Portfolio Holder for enforcement, said:

“Fly-tipping is a criminal offence, and we will not tolerate it. Fly tipping blights neighbourhoods, is 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.”

Agnieszka Daniela Radzka of Beta Villas, Mayfield Street, Hull was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £190.00 (£60.00 fine, £30.00 victim surcharge and £100.00 costs) after failing to comply with statutory notices served in accordance with section 80 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. This notice was served by the council in response to a complaint concerning the condition of the defendant’s property on Beta Villas, and was deemed to be causing a nuisance. The defendant failed to respond to the notice, and works were carried out in default. These costs were subsequently recovered by the Council as part of its prosecution.

Angelika Anna Radzka of Beta Villas, Mayfield Street, Hull was also prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £190.00 (£60.00 fine, £30.00 victim surcharge and £100.00 costs after failing to comply with statutory notices served in accordance with section 80 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. This notice was served by the council in response to a complaint concerning the condition of the defendant’s property on Beta Villas, and was deemed to be causing a nuisance. The defendant failed to respond to the notice, and works were carried out in default. These costs were subsequently recovered by the Council as part of its prosecution.

Jason Atkins of Somerset Street, Hull was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £290.00 (£175.00 fine, £40.00 victim surcharge and £75.00 costs) for failing to comply with statutory notices served in accordance with section 80 Environmental Protection Act 1990. This notice was served by the Council in response to a complaint concerning the condition of the defendant’s property on Somerset Street, and was deemed to be causing a nuisance.

Rebecca Angela Coleen Gray-Adamson of Somerset Street, Hull was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £155.00 (£40.00 fine, £40.00 victim surcharge and £75.00 costs) for failing to comply with statutory notices served in accordance with section 80 Environmental Protection Act 1990. This notice was served by the Council in response to a complaint concerning the condition of the defendant’s property on Somerset Street, and was deemed to be causing a nuisance.

Gemma Lee of Bricknell Avenue, Hull was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £1,431.68 (£60.00 fine, £30.00 victim surcharge, £100.00 costs and £1,051.68 clean-up costs incurred from default works) for failing to comply with statutory notices served in accordance with section 80 Environmental Protection Act 1990. This notice was served by the Council in response to a complaint concerning the condition of the defendants property on Beta Villas on Mayfield Street, and was deemed to be causing a nuisance.

Bonifacy Wrona of Grafton Street, Hull was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £200.00 (£100.00 fine, £40.00 victim surcharge and £60.00 costs) for failing to comply with statutory notices served in accordance with section 48(1) Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. This notice was served by the Council in response to a complaint concerning the condition of the defendants property on Grafton Street. Ms Wrona was issued with a formal warning and further correspondence, however she failed to comply and a contractor acting on behalf of the Council entered the land and carried out the required works.

Ana Kojaliene of Anlaby Road, Hull was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £130.00 (£50.00 fine, £30.00 victim surcharge and £50.00 costs) for an offence relating to the unlawful abandonment of wastes contrary to Section 2(1)(b) Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978. This offence was brought by the Council in response to evidence found relating to Miss Kojaliene within wastes found deposited on Wheeler Street, Hull.

Oliver Howlett of Dane View, Dibsdane, Hull was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £350.00 (£220.00 fine, £30.00 victim surcharge and £100.00 costs) for a dog fouling offence, contrary to section 3 Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996. A fixed penalty was issued to Mr Howlett after evidence was obtained relating to a dog fouling offence on Dane View, Dibsdane, Hull. He failed to make payment of the fixed penalty issued within the period provided, so this matter was referred for prosecution.

Christopher Sirrs of Tanfield Grove, 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’ 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 of the public, and wastes that had been found unlawfully deposited on Swann Street, Hull. Mr Sirrs 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 Environment Act 1995.

Tadas Kasperavicius of Wellsted Street, Hull was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £350.00 (£220.00 fine, £30.00 victim surcharge and £100.00 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 from a member of the public and wastes that had been found unlawfully deposited on Wellsted Street. Mr Kasperavicius 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 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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