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Fly tipper ordered to pay more than £2000

by Jonathan Kearney

A fly tipper has been brought to justice by Knowsley Council and been made to pay more than £2,000.

The offender was prosecuted for a fly tipping incident on 22 April 2020 on private land at Paddock Road, Knowsley.

Thanks to the investigative skills of Knowsley Council’s Environmental Health Team as well as CCTV footage, enough evidence was gathered in order to successfully prosecute.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said: “This latest result continues to demonstrate the action that can and will be taken against those found fly tipping in our borough.

“Knowsley, like other areas across the country, is seeing an increase in fly tipping incidents, particularly over the last year throughout the pandemic. As this case demonstrates, we will investigate any reports we receive and take action wherever possible.

“Fly tipping is a blight on our communities and has serious environmental consequences. It’s an environmental crime and an issue we take incredibly seriously. I hope this latest prosecution acts as a warning to those who are considering illegally disposing of their waste in this way.”

If you see any incident of fly tipping please report it to Knowsley Council online www.knowsley.gov.uk/online-services/report-it

All money acquired through fines covers the cost of prosecution and remaining funds go back into the Environmental Health service.