A man found guilty of fly-tipping in Lincolnshire has had his costs increased by £2,672 at Lincoln Crown Court following an appeal.
Andrew Marshall and Marshalls Removals and Clearance Limited, owned by Mr Marshall, appealed a magistrate’s decision in June, in which he was found guilty of dumping a kitchen in Well, near Alford in July 2011.
A judge upheld the decision, including the original payment of £3,000, and increased the costs awarded to East Lindsey District Council to £5,748, to take into account the increased cost associated with the prosecution.
The council prosecuted Mr Marshall of Fuller Street, Cleethorpes, as part of its ongoing effort to combat fly tipping in the area. The prosecution was possible following information from local people and the use of CCTV.
Since April 2012 East Lindsey District Council has cleared up 1,201 fly-tips – an increase of 36 per cent on the previous year.
Councillor Tony Bridges said: “We will take action against anyone caught fly-tipping and the outcome of this case sends a strong message to those who do fly-tip that, if caught, it will be costly!”
Enforcement officer Kristina West said: “Anyone with information on fly-tips should contact the council so we can bring those responsible to justice. East Lindsey is a beautiful district and no-one should be allowed to spoil that.”
To report a fly-tip please call 0800 195 5228 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org