Holbeach

Fly tippers slapped with eye-watering bill in court

Two fly tippers have racked up a £2,000 bill after dumping rubbish in South Holland.

Jordan Hughes, of Queens Street in Sutton Bridge, and Jordan Cooper, of Bells Bridge on Bells Bridge, pleaded guilty at court for fly tipping offences.

Both men appeared at Boston Magistrates Court in November for the separate incidents.

The court heard how Hughes had used a “non-registered waste carrier” and refused to give up their details when the rubbish for dumped on Marsh Road, Gedney Drove End.

He faced two charges at the court and was ordered to pay a fine of £100, legal costs of £495.53 and a victim surcharge of £30 – with a total cost of £625.53.

This rubbish was dumped by Hughes.

The second man, Cooper, appeared before court accused of fly tipping after advertising as a waste remover.

At court he entered an early guilty plea and was ordered to pay a fine of £1,066, legal costs of £515.18 and a victim surcharge of £106 – with a total cost of £1687.18.

Councillor Roger Gambba-Jones, for South Holland District, said: “It’s always great when we are able to catch and successfully prosecute those responsible for blighting our towns, villages and countryside.

“Our officers work hard to tackle this important issue and bring offenders to justice. It sends an important message that we will continue to take action and not let people get away with it.

“It also reinforces the importance of residents letting us know about incidents of fly-tipping as quickly and with as much detail as possible.”