A local resident who admitted to fly-tipping in Blaby Disitrict has been hit with a fine for his offences.
Sanjay Gohil of Glenfield Frith Drive, Glenfield, pleaded guilty to two counts of fly-tipping at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on 5 October 2016.
The offences related to two instances of illegally dumped rubbish in a field off of Enderby Road, Whetstone.
The rubbish was dumped just 200 metres from
the County Council run Whetstone Tip.
Environmental Health Officers investigated the fly-tipped waste and decided to prosecute Mr Gohil for the offences.
Mr Gohil was fined a total of £1000 for the two offences, plus a victim’s surcharge of £60.
He will also have to pay Blaby District Council’s investigation and legal costs totalling £989.
Councillor Guy Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Environmental and Neighbourhood Services, said:
“We want to once again reiterate that Blaby District Council will not tolerate fly-tipping.
“The actions of these selfish people result in the taxpayer and landowners footing the bill for clearing up their mess.
“This nationwide problem costs us £75,000 per year to clear up in the District of Blaby alone.
“We are committed to ensuring that all fly-tippers are found and prosecuted.”
Anyone witnessing fly-tipping can report is by calling 0116 272 7555 or online at www.blaby.gov.uk/flytipping.