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Published: Thursday, 13th December 2018

A serial fly-tipper has been landed with community service and a £2,000 bill for costs after being prosecuted by the Council.

Fly-tip at New Lydenberg Street, Charlton

Fly-tip at New Lydenberg Street, Charlton

Stephen Baker, of Springfield Road, Erith, pleaded guilty to five charges at Woolwich Crown Court on 6 December, on counts related to fly-tipping in Torrance Close and New Lydenberg Street in Charlton between July and November 2016.

Fly-tip at Torrance Close

Fly-tip at Torrance Close

He was sentenced to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work and 20 hours of Rehabilitation Activity Requirement within 12 months, and also ordered to pay £85 victim surcharge and the Council’s £2,000 legal costs.

Torrance Close fly-tip

Torrance Close fly-tip

Cllr Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Integrated Enforcement, said: "Fly-tipping is illegal, blights neighbourhoods and is a drain on the public purse to clean up amid unprecedented funding cuts.

"We take a zero tolerance approach to environmental crime, and you can help us by providing information like the name or a description of the individual or vehicle you see, and the time and location."

Torrance Close fly-tipping

Torrance Close fly-tipping

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