Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Furniture Fly-Tipper Caught out by Council; Dumped Rubbish Lands Fly-Tippers in Court

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Furniture Fly-Tipper Caught out by Council; Dumped Rubbish Lands Fly-Tippers in Court

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Byline: Hannah Graham Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com @HannahGraham21

FLY-TIPPERS who dumped rotting waste and household furniture have been hit with fines after locals landed them in court.

When a sofa and chair were abandoned in a field in East Boldon, South Tyneside Council carried out a leaflet drop to find the perpetrator.

Their efforts paid off, with two callers pointing to Billie Jay Wilson, 24, of Sidney Street, Boldon.

Magistrates heard that she ignored repeated attempts to speak to her, as well as an official council notice demanding that she come forward to answer council questions.

She was fined PS146 and ordered to pay costs and expenses totalling PS375.

Samantha Burns, 36, of Galsworthy Road in South Shields also found herself in court for ignoring council notices, after around 30 bags of rotten domestic waste were found dotted all over a field at the back of Galsworthy Road on the Biddick Hall Estate.

Addresses on letters found amongst the foul-smelling rubbish led officers to her, but she refused to answer questions or appear in court. …

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