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Two more flytippers fined for dumping television

A couple from Chatteris have become the latest people to be successfully prosecuted for fly tipping by Fenland District Council.

Flytipping in Chatteris

Stevie Jackson and Emma Jackson were spotted dumping a television at Stocking Drove, Chatteris, in June 2015. An eye witness reported them to the council.

They admitted the offence when they appeared at Peterborough Magistrates Court last month (September).

The couple, from Vincent Close, Chatteris, were ordered to pay a total of £1,280 - £640 each - in fines, compensation and costs.

It brings the number of successful flytipping prosecutions brought by the council within the last year to six. Another six people have been issued with £200 fixed penalty notices.

Cllr Peter Murphy, the council's Cabinet member responsible for the environment, said: "This again shows our determination to take action against flytippers whenever we have enough evidence.

"It remains a big problem here as it does in the rest of the country. We will continue to prosecute people involved in the most serious cases. At the same time, taking people to court is costly and time-consuming, so in more minor cases issuing fixed penalty notices is a quicker and simpler alternative.

"We do need the public's help with this. We urge anyone who sees any incidents to report them to us immediately and provide us with any information they can."

Article added October 14, 2016