Bungling fly-tipper who stitched himself up fined
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Communities, Legal
Bungling fly-tipper who stitched himself up finedImage: Gavel via Shutterstock
A clumsy fly-tipper who dumped rubbish bags at the end of his own street was rumbled after council officers found his address amongst his household waste.
The aptly named Mitchell Brash, of Deacon Way, Banbury, has now been ordered to pay £370 in fines and legal costs after pleading guilty to one charge of fly-tipping.
Banbury Magistrates’ Court heard that in January this year, Cherwell District Council’s environmental services team received reports of several plastic sacks containing household waste which had been dumped at the end of the Deacon Way garage block.
Officers discovered mail addressed to the littering Brash’s home address amongst the rubbish. The blunderer later admitted the offence while being interviewed under caution.
The messy pest tried to excuse his actions by claiming he and his partner had amassed a large amount of rubbish which he chose to dump at the garages because he did not have a car to travel to a tip.
Cllr Tony Ilott, lead member for clean and green, said: “No effort was made by Mr Brash to contact the council about his excess rubbish; instead he chose to simply dump it with no consideration for the environment, his neighbours or the tax payers who have to pay the clean-up costs.
“Fly-tipping and litter continue to be listed among residents’ top complaints yet if it were not for people like Mr Brash, this problem would not exist as it is entirely avoidable. It doesn’t matter what the circumstances are; fly tipping will never be tolerated and we will continue to seek to punish those who think different.”