Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

TIPPER TROUBLE; 30 Tyres Dumped on Landscaped Area

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

TIPPER TROUBLE; 30 Tyres Dumped on Landscaped Area

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Byline: By GARRY WILLEY

A CONVICTED flytipper was back in court after a load of tyres was dumped on landscaped ground.

Brian Tumilty had been before magistrates in 2004 for breaches of environment protection laws.

The 45-year-old was given community punishment, a pounds 2,000 costs order, and lost his licence to carry controlled waste for eight offences of dumping tyres across Tyne and Wear.

But 30 more were found strewn on Pottery Bank, Walker, last September. The van used to dump them was traced back to Tumilty, Newcastle Crown Court heard.

And although he denied being the driver, he admitted causing a deposit of controlled waste.

Imposing a community order with a two-month curfew and pounds 750 costs, Judge Brian Forster warned Tumilty he would be 'choosing to go to prison' if he offended again.

"The courts have a duty to make it clear to all members of the public that fly-tipping, the unlawful deposit of items, and the deposit of any controlled waste will be regarded as a serious offence," he said. …

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