Gainsborough

Prolific Gainsborough fly-tipper prosecuted

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A Gainsborough man found guilty of five fly-tipping offences was fined and must now do 120 hours of unpaid work.

Daniel Odling (aka Hurst) of Sandsfield Lane in Gainsborough was prosecuted for disposing of waste around Scouts Hill and for not being a registered carrier of controlled waste in the course of his business.

Lincoln Magistrates Court have him, community sentence with a requirement of 120 hours of unpaid work and 20 days of Rehabilitation Activity Requirement.

The court also agreed he should be subject to a Criminal Behaviour Order for a two-year period with conditions relating to convicted offences.

He was also ordered to pay £500 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

Photo: WLDC

Photo: WLDC

West Lindsey District councillor Sheila Bibb said: “The council is very grateful to the information received from members of the public that enabled us to progress with this prosecution and we would encourage anybody who is aware of activity such as this to report it to us.

“This should also act as a timely reminder to any residents who pay individuals or businesses to remove waste for them that they should check for a waste carriers licence to ensure they do not face being subject to a duty of care offence should the waste not be disposed of in a controlled manner.”

Photo: WLDC

Photo: WLDC

Anyone aware of any fly-tipping should report it to the council online here.

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