Fly tipper caught and prosecuted

A Peterborough resident has been fined £400 and ordered to pay £500 costs after pleading guilty to the unlawful deposit of controlled waste (fly tipping).

An investigation by Peterborough City Council found evidence in a large fly tip consisting of wood, cardboard, mattresses and building waste that had been left on Fulbridge Road, Werrington. The evidence found led local enforcement officers to an address in central Peterborough.

On Wednesday 22 April 2015 Charlie Gooderson of Copsewood, Werrington appeared before Peterborough Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to the charge of unlawfully depositing controlled waste (fly-tipping). Gooderson was fined £400 based on his means and ordered to pay costs of an additional £500 which included investigation and clear up costs, and a victim surcharge of £40.

Gooderson responded to an advert on Facebook, offering to clear some waste from a property for a charge of £60. The waste was later found dumped by a pumping station on Fulbridge Road, Werrington.

Gooderson denied any involvement in dumping the waste when interviewed under caution. But statements collected from key witnesses helped Peterborough City Council decide to pursue their enforcement of this matter via the Magistrates Court. 

The matter was referred to Peterborough Magistrates Court and Gooderson duly pleaded guilty as charged.

If residents witness people flytipping they should call 01733 747474 to report it.

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