Fly Tipper Prosecuted

flytippingA company caught fly tipping in Comberford, just outside Tamworth, has been prosecuted in Stafford Magistrates’ Court.

The court, which sat on Wednesday 3rd December, heard how two people witnessed a large pile of waste being illegally dumped on a farmer’s land in Comberford. After the police traced the vehicle registration to Sullivan Holdings Ltd, of Coppice Side Industrial Estate in Walsall, Lichfield District Council started proceedings.

James O’Sullivan, Director of Sullivan Holdings Ltd, pleaded guilty to the offence of fly tipping, under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 33.

Sullivan Holdings Ltd was ordered to pay compensation of £500 to the farmer to cover the cost of removing the waste. The company was also ordered to pay costs of £505 and a victim surcharge of £15, a total of £1,020.

Cllr Colin Greatorex, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community, Housing & Health, said, “We’re really pleased with the result of this case as it clearly shows that fly-tipping and illegally trading in scrap metal is not tolerated in Lichfield District. We will continue to work closely with the police to stamp out this criminal activity.”

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