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Fly-tipper arrested and charged

31 May 2017 in Community safety and Environment
A Waltham Forest man has been arrested and charged with fly-tipping after officers from Newham Council’s fly-tip task force were alerted to a suspected illegal dump at Atlantis Avenue, near Gallions Reach yesterday (Tuesday May 30).
​Residents called the council after spotting seven caravans pulling up onto an open space, and waste being unloaded from a transit van.

Council officers rushed to the scene with police, and a 27-year-old man was arrested and interviewed.

Peter Maughan, of Thornhill Road, Waltham Forest, was subsequently charged with fly-tipping offences, and bailed to appear at Thames Magistrates on Thursday 29 June.

The transit van was seized by the council and officers from the council also issued the travellers with a notice to quit the site, which they did.

Councillor Forhad Hussain, cabinet member for crime and anti-social behaviour said: “This incident just goes to show that when residents report environmental crime to us, our officers respond quickly. The swift actions of our officers ensured that an individual was apprehended and will be brought before the court.”