Fy-tipping costs man over £900 and 120 hours of his spare time

12 July 2017 in Environment
​A Waltham Forest man has been sentenced to perform 120 hours of community service after pleading guilty to fly-tipping in Beckton.
Paul Maughan, 27, of Thornhill Road, Leyton, appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court on 6 July after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing.

Maughan was spotted by residents who saw him break into gated land in Atlantis Way, Beckton on 30 May. He was seen dumping building waste from the back of a transit van.

The residents immediately contacted Newham Council’s Fly-tip Task Force (FTTF) and Maughan was arrested at the scene.

He admitted the offences and in addition to imposing 120 hours of unpaid community service, the magistrate ordered that Maughan pay £819.32 plus an £85 victim surcharge.

Councillor Forhad Hussain, cabinet member for crime and anti-social behaviour, said: “This is a great result for the council, and we particularly welcome the high level of fine, which reflects the seriousness of the offence, and the cost to the council of clearing up the mess left by fly-tip criminals.

“Newham is putting fly-tippers on notice, if you come to our borough, we’ll catch you, prosecute you and name and shame you, to make sure you are punished to the full extent of the law.”