Date published: 30th January 2019

A Norfolk resident has been ordered to pay more than £1,500 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to fly-tipping.

Shane Bocking, of Sedgeford Road, Snettisham, had left household rubbish, including bin bags, in an open, green space in Wells Road, Hindringham. He was taken to court by North Norfolk District Council for the offence, which was committed on or before January 4.

On January 24, Norwich Magistrates’ Court fined Bocking £100 and ordered him to pay prosecution costs of £1,327.58, clean-up costs of £100 and a victim surcharge of £30 – a total of £1,557.58.

After the case, Cllr Sarah Butikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said: “Fly-tipping simply will not and cannot be tolerated, and I am delighted to see another successful prosecution that shows that we will continue to tackle this issue and take action against those who choose to blight the district in this way.

“People seem to think they can get away with dumping waste, without a second thought to the effect it has on the environment, and that is exactly why we will continue to prosecute those who we have evidence against who commit this crime.”

The case was brought ahead of this week’s launch of a Norfolk-wide anti-fly-tipping campaign, SCRAP. The campaign is being backed by local authorities across the county, as well as by the police, the Environment Agency, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA).

Last updated: 31st January 2019