Man found guilty of fly-tipping sofa on coast
- Credit: Great Yarmouth Borough Council
A man has been fined for fly-tipping a sofa in a passageway in Great Yarmouth.
Mark McCallum, 51, of Barrack Road, dumped the settee from his vehicle in the Churchill Road/Arundel Road passageway on June 17, 2019.
A witness reported the incident to the council, including a photograph of the abandoned couch and vehicle.
Environmental rangers from Great Yarmouth Borough Council prosecuted Mr McCallum after he failed to pay a Fixed Penalty Notice.
Mr McCallum recently pleaded not guilty at the town's magistrates' court.
However, he was found guilty, given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £21 victim surcharge and costs of £625.
Penny Carpenter, chairman of the environmental committee, said: “The ongoing problem of fly tipping we experience in the borough means fly tipping is one of the main complaints to the Environmental Ranger team.
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“Whilst targeted patrols are carried out, the rangers cannot be everywhere at once, therefore they rely on other evidence, including public tip-offs as we saw in this case, to help target the right individuals. All approaches will be treated in confidence.”
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