Ickleford man fined for flytipping

A MAN has to pay more than �1,100 in fines and costs after dumping controlled household waste at Lilley Bottom, near Hitchin. Ian Barker, of Icknield Close, Ickleford, deposited the rubbish including timber, plasterboard, bricks and rubble on September 8.

A MAN has to pay more than �1,100 in fines and costs after dumping controlled household waste at Lilley Bottom, near Hitchin.

Ian Barker, of Icknield Close, Ickleford, deposited the rubbish including timber, plasterboard, bricks and rubble on September 8.

He pleaded guilty to fly tipping when he appeared at Stevenage Magistrates' Court last week. He was fined �600 plus �141 towards clear-up costs, �15 victim surcharge and �345.10 contribution to legal costs incurred by North Herts District Council, which brought the prosecution, making a total of �1,101.10.

Commenting after the case, Cllr Bernard Lovewell, the council's portfolio holder for housing and environmental health, said: "Fly tipping is a serious environmental crime that is not only visually offensive but a burden to local taxpayers who foot the bill for its removal. We actively seek out those who commit these offences and will prosecute wherever possible.

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