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Flytippers prosecuted in court

10/12/2012

TWO people have been prosecuted by Leicester magistrates for flytipping after dumping waste illegally in the city.

Both cases were brought against the defendants by Leicester City Council under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Katrina Tature, aged 32, of Gresley Close, Beaumont Leys, was convicted of two offences which took place in April 2012. In the first offence she abandoned three shopping trolleys full of household waste on a grass verge at the corner of Churchward Avenue in Beaumont Leys. After they were removed, she dumped another two.

Tature pleaded guilty to both offences at the hearing on December 6, and was fined £25, and ordered to pay £300 costs plus a £15 victim surcharge.

In a separate case, Scott Lydon, aged 35, of Autumn Road, Eyres Monsell, was convicted after cutting down a tree outside his home and dumping it on a verge at nearby Ambleside Drive.

He admitted carrying out the offence on June 24 when he appeared before magistrates on November 30. Lydon was fined £250, and ordered to pay £1,323 costs, plus a £15 victim surcharge.

Leicester assistant mayor for neighbourhood services, Cllr Sarah Russell, said: "Flytipping is one of the biggest blights on our communities and we work hard to bring these cases to court, so these convictions are part of the on-going work to keep our city clean."

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