Man fined for fly-tipping five times just yards from his Ilford home
PUBLISHED: 13:30 25 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:30 25 July 2017
A man who illegally dumped his waste five times has been ordered to pay just under £3,000 in court.
Christian Paun, 40, of Stanley Road, Ilford dumped his rubbish around the corner on Melford Road, five times between December 2016 and March this year.
After Redbridge Council enforcement officers traced the waste back to him, he was summoned to Barkingside Magistrates Court on May 26.
The 40-year-old resident initially pleaded not guilty before changing his plea at the trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court on July 20.
Whilst he was being cross examined under oath, his evidence highlighted inconsistencies from his previous evidence.
He was fined £1,419 and must also pay prosecution costs of £1,485.
Councillor Sheila Bain, cabinet member for civic pride, warned residents that they will face criminal charges.
She said: “This case sends a very clear message that Redbridge will not tolerate flytippers.
“I’m very pleased that the Crown Court saw it fit to impose a heavy fine on someone who chose to dump their rubbish in our borough.
“This is the latest in a long list of convictions and fines that we have imposed.
“People who are irresponsible enough to consider fly tipping must realise that they run the risk of a large fine and a criminal record.
“If we have the evidence we will not hesitate to prosecute and fine them.”
If you know someone who is flytipping, phone 0208 554 5000.
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