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Five residents prosecuted for environmental crimes - 29/09/17
Five residents have been successfully prosecuted for a number of environmental crimes across the city.

Kenneth Ware of Ferndale, Redcar Street, Hull was prosecuted and received a six month conditional discharge, in addition to being instructed to pay £20 victim surcharge and £75 costs to the council, after pleading guilty to Hull Magistrates’ of an offence contrary to Section 110(2)(b) Environment Act 1995. This case was brought forward following a complaint received about waste that had been found dumped on Redcar Street.
Following an inspection, evidence was found linking Mr Ware to the offence. The council contacted Mr Ware who failed respond to any communication. As a result, a decision was taken to serve a notice under Section 108 Environment Act 1995.

Milena Zuzanna Jelewska, Wharncliffe Street, Hull was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £834 (£440 fine, £44 victim surcharge and £350 costs) for failing to comply with a statutory notice served under 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 Wharncliffe Street. The defendant failed to respond to any formal warning or legal notice, and works were carried out in default. These costs were subsequently recovered as part of its prosecution.

Katy O’Kane, Nestor Grove, Hull was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £734 (£440 fine, £44 victim surcharge and £250 costs) for failing to comply with a statutory notice served under Section 80 Environmental Protection Act 1990. The defendant failed to respond to any formal warning or legal notice, and works were carried out in default. These costs were subsequently recovered as part of its prosecution.
Paul Chadwick, St Johns Grove, Hull was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £410 (£130 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £250 costs) after pleading guilty to the unlawful deposit of controlled wastes on land adjacent to Vane Street, Hull, contrary to Section 33(1)(a) Environmental Protection Act 1990. This case was brought forward following a complaint received from a witness who saw the waste being dumped from a vehicle. Mr Chadwick admitted to the offence following an interview.

Craig John Winstanley, Farnella Close, Hull was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £1,122.00 (£660 fine, £66 victim surcharge and £400 costs) for the unlawful deposit of wastes contrary to Section 2(1)(b) Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978. In addition to this offence, Mr Winstanley was also convicted under Section 110(2)(b) Environment Act 1995 following his failure to comply with a statutory notice served under section 108 Environment Act 1995 in regards to wastes found dumped on St Nectan Close, Hull.

Councillor Clark, portfolio holder with responsibility 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.

“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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