Magistrates fine man for dumping waste near Frampton Cotterell pathway
A MAN who illegally flytipped 10 carrier bags of rubbish in Frampton Cotterell has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 in costs.
Robert Hooper, 21, of Camden Road, Bath was given a 12-month supervision order and sentenced to 120 hours unpaid work as part of a community order. He was also ordered to pay £1,010.96 in costs plus a £60 victim’s surcharge after being found guilty at North Avon Magistrates’ Court in Yate.
Hooper pleaded guilty to transporting and flytipping the carrier bags of household rubbish on private land at Harris Barton, the end of a residential lane popular with walkers.
When interviewed by South Gloucestershire Council officers, Hooper confirmed that the waste was his, but claimed that he had given it to an unnamed friend to dispose of on his behalf. He was served with a legal notice requiring him to disclose the name of the person he had given the rubbish to, but refused to give the information.
Cllr Claire Young, chairman of the council’s communities committee, said: “This is the Envirocrime team’s third successful prosecution in the past two months and more cases are currently being prepared for court.
“This clearly demonstrates our zero tolerance policy to the illegal dumping of waste.”
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