Fly-tipper pays penalty

A man who dumped bags of builders’ rubble has been ordered to pay a fine and costs totalling more than £1,000.

Steven Anthony Clague , aged 32, of 11 Musker Drive, Bootle pleaded guilty at Liverpool Magistrates Court to fly-tipping. He was fined £750 with £75 victim surcharge and ordered to pay £350 costs.

The court head that City Council Neighbourhood Action Team and Street Nuisance Officers were involved in an operation in March. Officers visited Wynnstay Street Liverpool 8 following a complaint. They found approximately 40 bags of building rubble dumped in the street.

They discovered that it had come from a contractor working in Devonshire Road who had paid Mr Clague £350 to take the rubble away and had thought that he would depose of it legally.

In sentencing District Judge Brigid Knight said that he could have been fined up to £50,000 but she had given him credit for his early guilty plea and the fact that he had cleaned up the fly-tip afterwards.

Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for living environment and localism, said: “This is a great result .Liverpool is a beautiful city and this demonstrates the City Council’s determination to pursue those who treat it like a rubbish dump”.