Successful prosecution over dumped car parts

Photo via Reigate & Banstead BC


Reigate & Banstead Borough Council has brought a successful prosecution over car parts and rubbish that were dumped last year in South Park.

The council says it attended the site, off Whitehall Lane, in December.  Using evidence found in the rubbish, council officers traced a London man as being the owner of the items.

In January, Guildford Magistrates Court fined him £720, along with legal costs of £2,345 and a victim surcharge of £72 – a total of £3,137.

Cllr Graham Knight, the council’s executive member for community safety, said of the case:

“Dumping rubbish is highly antisocial and blights our countryside.

We always investigate fly tips to identify perpetrators whenever possible. As this case shows, we will issue fines and, if necessary, pursue people through the courts.

Our message is clear: if you have rubbish to dispose of, do so responsibly and legally. Spoiling our towns or countryside with your rubbish can result in a criminal record, a fine and even a prison sentence.”

More details of the case are on a council webpage, published on Tuesday this week.


Photo via Reigate & Banstead BC


Photo via Reigate & Banstead BC



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