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A man who dumped household waste outside of a neighbour's house in a back lane in Gateshead has been fined almost £1,500 for fly tipping.

Abdul Bangura of Prince Consort Road in Gateshead was convicted of fly tipping after the council's Enforcement Team took action following a tip-off by local residents.

Enforcement Team members were able to secure evidence which identified Mr Bangura as the source of the fly tipped waste and he was invited to attend Gateshead Civic Centre on 2 occasions for an interview to discuss the offence. However, on both occasions he failed to attend.

The council therefore decided to prosecute Mr Bangura for fly tipping.

Mr Bangura was summonsed to appear before magistrates at Newcastle Magistrates' Court this week, but neither he or his legal representative attended. The case was therefore heard in his absence.

Abdul Bangura was convicted of illegally depositing waste and was fined £1,100.00, with £256.00 costs and a £110.00 victim surcharge - a total of £1,466.

Councillor John Adams, Cabinet member for Housing and a local resident, says: "As someone like me who lives in the area knows only too well, litter and fly tipping is a constant problem.

"The council receives more complaints about fly tipping and litter in Bensham than anywhere else in Gateshead and the vast majority of those complaints come from local people.

Report fly tipping here"However, I'm pleased to see that the council's work to tackle this problem, and deal with those who disregard both the law and their neighbours, goes on."

Anneliese Hutchinson, service director for Development, Transport and Public Protection, says:

"Fly tipping in the back lanes effects everyone and we are doing all we can to take action against those who don't dispose of their waste properly. Unfortunately, as this prosecution shows, there seems to be one part of the community who genuinely care about their area and another which just doesn't.

"We have said in the past that it is always worth reporting fly tipping because we will always seek to take action against offenders. This successful prosecution shows that we mean what we say.

"If you see someone fly tipping, remember - if you report it then we will do all we can to deal with it."

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20 January 2020

A man who dumped household waste outside of a neighbour's house in a back lane in Gateshead has been fined almost £1,500 for fly tipping.

Abdul Bangura of Prince Consort Road in Gateshead was convicted of fly tipping after the council's Enforcement Team took action following a tip-off by local residents.

Enforcement Team members were able to secure evidence which identified Mr Bangura as the source of the fly tipped waste and he was invited to attend Gateshead Civic Centre on 2 occasions for an interview to discuss the offence. However, on both occasions he failed to attend.

The council therefore decided to prosecute Mr Bangura for fly tipping.

Mr Bangura was summonsed to appear before magistrates at Newcastle Magistrates' Court this week, but neither he or his legal representative attended. The case was therefore heard in his absence.

Abdul Bangura was convicted of illegally depositing waste and was fined £1,100.00, with £256.00 costs and a £110.00 victim surcharge - a total of £1,466.

Councillor John Adams, Cabinet member for Housing and a local resident, says: "As someone like me who lives in the area knows only too well, litter and fly tipping is a constant problem.

"The council receives more complaints about fly tipping and litter in Bensham than anywhere else in Gateshead and the vast majority of those complaints come from local people.

Report fly tipping here"However, I'm pleased to see that the council's work to tackle this problem, and deal with those who disregard both the law and their neighbours, goes on."

Anneliese Hutchinson, service director for Development, Transport and Public Protection, says:

"Fly tipping in the back lanes effects everyone and we are doing all we can to take action against those who don't dispose of their waste properly. Unfortunately, as this prosecution shows, there seems to be one part of the community who genuinely care about their area and another which just doesn't.

"We have said in the past that it is always worth reporting fly tipping because we will always seek to take action against offenders. This successful prosecution shows that we mean what we say.

"If you see someone fly tipping, remember - if you report it then we will do all we can to deal with it."

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