Another successful prosecution involving fly-tipper caught on camera
Released on 27 September 2018
CCTV cameras installed by South Staffordshire Council are proving highly effective in gathering video evidence, resulting in a second successful prosecution this month. This time, a Perton man has been successfully prosecuted for breaching environmental laws. The case was heard at North Staffordshire Justice Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme on Monday 24 September 2018 and the defendant pleaded guilty.
Kevin Silvester (51), who lives in Perton but is of no fixed abode, was caught fly-tipping 10 breeze blocks out of the back of his work transit van into a ditch at the side of the road in Pendeford Hall Lane in South Staffordshire on Saturday 23 June 2018. Overt CCTV cameras had been deployed at the location by the Council and evidence was recorded of the offence.
Silvester was fined £480 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £48 and £1,052.30 costs, resulting in a total cost of £1,580.30.
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 and this is one of a number of prosecution cases by the Council taking place this month. As a result of obtaining evidence using CCTV surveillance, the Council was able to take formal action through the Courts and this defendant is facing a bill of over £1,500 and now has a criminal record.
“This case shows how CCTV cameras can help reduce crime and assist in securing successful prosecutions. It is completely unacceptable to fly-tip and all householders and businesses have a duty of care to dispose of their waste responsibly. 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 www.sstaffs.gov.uk."
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