An Eastbourne man has been handed a £960 fine after admitting to fly-tipping.
Jamie Tanner, from Eastbourne, admitted to illegally dumping contents from a home he had been paid to clear following a tenant’s death.
Tanner, who was paid £550 to safely dispose of the waste, instead dumped it at the Hoyle Road industrial estate in Peacehaven.
After being prosecuted by Lewes District Council, Tanner was ordered to pay fines of £962.48 including a victim surcharge of £60. He was also sentenced to complete 80 hours of unpaid work.
Councillor Paul Franklin, lead member at Lewes District Council, said “Fly-tipping is illegal and the council will always consider prosecuting in order to protect the environment and save council tax payers money from the costs of clearing up. “Fly-tipping is one of the most anti-social crimes being committed against the environment as it causes pollution, may be harmful, is an eyesore and can in some cases cause disruption to wildlife.
“I urge anyone who witnesses fly-tipping to report it to the council.”
The investigation carried out by Lewes District Council identified that although the waste had been dumped in Peacehaven, it had originated from an address in the district.
The council asks anyone who sees someone fly-tipping not to approach offenders or move fly-tipped materials but instead take note of the model, make, registration number and colour of vehicle used, a description of the offender, what was dumped and at what time.
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