Man fined for dumping rubbish in Letchworth


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A MAN who dumped five bags of rubbish has been fined by a court.

Krzysztof Sikora, of Collyweston Road, Northampton, was fined £100 at Stevenage Magistrates Court and ordered to pay costs of £100 plus a victim surcharge of £20 after pleading guilty to fly-tipping in a Letchworth GC street.

Magistrates heard Sikora admitted leaving five black sacks of food, packaging and other waste on a grass verge near to the electricity sub-station access site on Baldock Road, Letchworth GC on the morning of January 22.

The 21-year-old, who appeared before the court on May 17, claimed he intended to go back to remove the rubbish the next day. However, the rubbish was still there on the afternoon of January 23, and North Herts District Council (NHDC) were forced to remove it.

Magistrates recognised the seriousness of the offence but gave Sikora credit due to his early guilty plea and cooperation with the council’s investigation.

Cllr Bernard Lovewell, NHDC’s portfolio holder for housing and environmental health, said: “We are pleased the court recognised that fly-tipping is a crime with considerable costs to taxpayers in North Hertfordshire and also to the environment.

“As this case illustrates, both the council and the courts will take this matter seriously.”