Successful prosecution for fly-tipper caught on camera

Released on 14 September 2018

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Overt CCTV cameras installed by South Staffordshire Council have resulted in a successful prosecution of a Pendeford man for breaching environmental laws. The case was heard at North Staffordshire Justice Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme on Monday 10 September 2018 and the defendant pleaded guilty.  

Terry Baker (55), who lives in Highbrooke Close in Pendeford, was caught fly-tipping two bags of sand into a ditch at the side of the road in Pendeford Hall Lane in South Staffordshire on Thursday 21 June 2018. Overt CCTV cameras had been deployed at the location by the Council and evidence was recorded of the offence.

Baker was fined £807 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £80 and £1,046.30 costs, resulting in a total cost of £1,933.30.

Councillor Roger Lees, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services at South Staffordshire Council, said, “South Staffordshire Council is working hard to stop those responsible for fly-tipping in a number of ways including the use of CCTV surveillance. This case shows how these cameras can help reduce crime and assist in securing successful prosecutions and, as a result, this defendant is facing a bill of nearly £2,000 and now has a criminal record.

“All householders and businesses have a duty of care to dispose of their waste responsibly and it is completely unacceptable to fly-tip. We live in a beautiful rural district and it's dreadful to see waste being abandoned in our countryside. The Council prosecutes anyone who fly-tips and I'd encourage anyone who sees fly-tipping to report it using the Council's website at"  

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For further details contact
South Staffordshire District Council
Council Offices,
Wolverhampton Road,
South Staffordshire,

Tel: 01902 696000

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