Prolific fly-tipper jailed for four months

PUBLISHED: 16:52 08 November 2019 | UPDATED: 16:54 08 November 2019

A 37-year-old man from Arlesey was sentenced on Wednesday after a string of fly-tipping offences. Picture: Archant

A 37-year-old man from Arlesey was sentenced on Wednesday after a string of fly-tipping offences. Picture: Archant

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A prolific fly-tipper, formerly of Arlesey, was handed a prison sentence last week, after admitting to four offences.

Luton Magistrates Court heard how Peter Smith - formerly of Hitchin Road in Arlesey - dumped bin bags, wooden pallets, doors, mattresses, building materials and household waste at Etonbury Farm, near Arlesey, and Sundon Road in Streatley in 2015.

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The four offences, under two sections of the Environmental Protection Act, occurred after members of the public had hired Smith to dispose of their rubbish - which he then fly-tipped.

Appearing via video link from prison, where he is currently serving a 54-month sentence for eight previous counts of burglary, Smith apologised for the offences - saying they occurred around Christmas time when he had no money.

As well as his 16-week sentence, which he will serve after his current term of imprisonment is complete, Smith was ordered to pay £300 in compensation to Central Bedfordshire Council and an £80 victim surcharge.

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