Pair fined for fly-tipping in Redbridge

Barkingside Magistrates Court

Barkingside Magistrates Court - Credit: Archant

Two men have been handed hefty fines following fly-tipping investigations.

John McCarthy of Osborne Square, Dagenham, failed to respond to a notice relating to a fly-tipping investigation.

After waste was dumped in an alleyway adjacent to Longbridge Road, Ilford on July 10 last year, Redbridge Council tracked down the vehicle believed to have been used and wrote to owner McCarthy, but he failed to respond.

McCarthy, who failed to appear at Barkingside Magistrates Court on Friday March 6, was found guilty in his absence, fined £600 and ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge and £530 costs.

After another fly-tip at the back of Ley Street, Ilford, on July 11, rubbish was traced to a person who claimed a business took it away for him.

Peter James Carpel, 43, of Gobions Avenue, Romford, admitted he ran the business until he lost his van.

He pleaded guilty to fly-tipping – but he said he did not dump it himself – and was fined £75, a £20 victim surcharge and £400 costs.