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Eight residents prosecuted for environmental crimes - 09/11/17

Eight residents have been successfully prosecuted for a number of environmental crimes across the city.

Daniel McDougall of Hodder Grove, Hull was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £260 (£120 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £110 costs including those incurred by the council) for the unlawful deposit of wastes on Shannon Road, Hull contrary to Section 2(1)(b) Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978.

Karen Lesley Allen of Carrington Avenue, Manvers Street, Hull was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £640 (£220 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £390 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. 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.

Karli Marie McKenzie of Hodder Grove, Hull and Louise Ann Connah of Cyprus Street, Hull were prosecuted and ordered to pay £400 each (£220 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £150 costs) after being convicted by Hull Magistrates’ for 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 Cyprus Street. Following an inspection, evidence was found linking Miss McKenzie and Miss Connah to the offence. The council contacted both defendants who failed respond to any communication. As a result, a decision was taken to serve a notice under Section 108 Environment Act 1995.

Mathew John Parker of Great Thornton Street, Hull was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £145 (£40 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £75 costs) in response to a littering offence from a vehicle on Anlaby Road, Hull, under Section 87 Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Rebecca Melbourne of Shannon Road, Hull was prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £597.50 (£220 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £347.50 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. 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.

Peter John Greaves and Amy Louise Noble of Belmont Street, Hull were both prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £523 each (£220 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £273) 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 a property on Tonbridge Grove, Hull. Both defendants 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.

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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