Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Catalogue of Incidents Cause Misery

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Catalogue of Incidents Cause Misery

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IN the last year, fly-tippers have brought misery to communities and families as well as harming the environment. In North Tyneside, a father-and-son team were caught on camera fly-tipping tonnes of rubbish.

The pair were seen unloading wood, pipes and other waste from a van on to ground in front of the boarded-up Ship Inn, in Gainers Terrace, Wallsend.

Walter Henderson, 46, of Meldon Terrace, Heaton, Newcastle, was given a 12-month community order with supervision and 200 hours of unpaid work. He was also told to pay PS300 in costs.

His son Keith Henderson, 19, received a 12-month community order with supervision and 100 hours of unpaid work, with PS300 costs.

Dangerous asbestos was dumped in Northumberland. A large pile of asbestos sheets and guttering was fly-tipped on the A192 between Earsdon and Holywell, near the border with North Tyneside and close to the Earsdon Plants Centre in late August. Council bosses warned that dumping asbestos waste out in the open is potentially dangerous for children, as well as harming the environment and wildlife. …

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