Serial fly-tipper given suspended jail term after dumping in Newham

14 July 2017 in Community safety and Environment
A serial fly-tipper from Romford has narrowly escaped an immediate jail term after dumping 69 bags of builder’s rubble, 21 bags of gardening waste, three mattresses and a bed-frame in an East Ham road.
Peter Carpel, of Gabions Avenue, Romford, was given a 12 week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, at a hearing at Thames Magistrates Court on July 11 after admitting fly-tipping in Watson Avenue, East Ham, in February this year.

Carpel, who has two previous convictions for fly-tipping, admitted he had been paid to take the rubbish, but failed to dispose of it properly to maximise his profit.

In addition to the suspended sentence Carpel was also forced to pay a total of £1,165, including £1,000 costs to the council.

In suspending his jail term Carpel was warned by the magistrate that he was giving him one last chance “to get his act together.”

Councillor Forhad Hussain, cabinet member for crime and anti-social behaviour, said: “It is frustrating that a career criminal, who dumps rubbish on our streets for financial gain, has been spared jail.

“This man has two previous convictions for fly-tipping and yet has been given another chance.

“I doubt that our residents, who are forced to endure this kind of filth on the streets where their children play, would have much sympathy with second, and in this case third chances, and frankly neither do I.”