Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Seven Are Fined after Illegally Dumping Waste

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Seven Are Fined after Illegally Dumping Waste

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Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com @TheSharminator

SEVEN people have been ordered to pay more than PS2,000 by magistrates for illegally dumping waste.

South Tyneside Magistrates' Court was told that a witness spotted a man dumping waste at the bottom of Slake Road in Jarrow.

Letters inside the bags led officers from South Tyneside Council's environmental health team to identify Ryan Stephen, 20, of Saxon Way, Jarrow. He was fined PS440 and ordered to pay a PS44 victim surcharge and PS100 costs.

Magistrates also found the case proven against 24-year-old Marc Hartley, of Titian Avenue, South Shields. The court was told that domestic waste sacks had been abandoned at the side of Sunniside Road. Environmental health officers found letters to the defendant among the waste and served a notice but Hartley ignored this, committing an offence under section 110 of the Environment Act. Magistrates fined him PS250, plus a victim surcharge of PS25 and ordered him to pay PS100 costs.

Dawn Prudham, 20, and 19-yearold Chantelle Little, of South Frederick Street in South Shields, were also fined after the case against them was proven. The court was told that they were identified by waste abandoned in a flower bed close to their home. They ignored a formal notice from the council to attend an interview, resulting in them committing an offence. They were fined PS120 each and ordered to pay a PS20 victim surcharge and PS100 costs each.

Jamie Henderson, 31, and Melissa Kennedy, 25, both of Devonshire Street in South Shields, were each fined PS120 for illegally dumping waste close to their home. Despite warnings, the defendants ignored notices issued to them, leaving the council with no other option but to take them to court. Magistrates also ordered both to pay a PS20 victim surcharge and costs of PS100. …

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