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Lending car costs man £200

PUBLISHED: 12:09 25 March 2009 | UPDATED: 13:27 03 July 2010

LENDING out his car to a flytipper has cost a Great Yarmouth man £200 in costs.

Bilal Gilgil, of Maygrove Road, Great Yarmouth, was given a conditional discharge when he appeared at Yarmouth Magistrates Court on Friday, charged with fly-tipping.

LENDING out his car to a flytipper has cost a Great Yarmouth man £200 in costs.

Bilal Gilgil, of Maygrove Road, Great Yarmouth, was given a conditional discharge when he appeared at Yarmouth Magistrates Court on Friday, charged with fly-tipping.

After CCTV captured a man dumping waste from a car at the bottle banks on Magdalen Way, Gorleston, last year, the footage was used to trace the vehicle's registered owner.

Gilgil, 24, had pleaded not guilty at an earlier hearing but last Friday changed his plea to guilty. He failed to identify the person who borrowed his car when question by the borough council's environmental rangers.

Under fly-tipping legislation the registered owner of a vehicle can be held liable even if they are not present at the time of the offence.

Senior environmental ranger Paul Shucksmith said: “In cases like this where a vehicle is involved this piece of legislation is one of our most useful tools.

“We don't need clear images of people's faces as the registration number helps us to identify the vehicle. It is then up to the owner if they co-operate or refuse to identify the person who has dumped the waste.”

To report incidents of fly-tipping or to help environmental rangers to apprehend offenders call 01493 846478.

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