ARRESTED FLY TIPPER PLEADS GUILTY

Posted on: 14 May 2014

Investigations by Mid Devon District Council Officers resulted in a Fly-tipper receiving a court summons.  After failing to attend Court, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On Tuesday 6 May 2014, David Hawkins of Exmouth was arrested by the police and taken to Exeter Magistrates Court.  He pleaded guilty to fly tipping black sacks of waste in the Burlescombe area on several occasions over the past two years.  District Judge Nichols ordered him to pay a £600 fine, council costs of £1546 and a victim surcharge of £60.

Head of Environmental Services, Paul Williams said: “This is a great result for the Council and sends out a strong message that fly tipping will not be tolerated in Mid Devon.  Fly tipping is a criminal offence and when evidence is found through the investigation process which links the offender or household to the fly tipping, enforcement action will be taken”.

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