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Another fly tipper leaves court hundreds of pounds poorer

rubbish and bed in back lane

Another Gateshead woman has found herself hundreds of pounds out of pocket after being convicted of dumping waste in her back lane.

Louise Ann Moore of Raby Street in Shipcote faced magistrates at Newcastle Magistrates Court last week to answer charges relating to the dumping of a quantity of black bin bags in the lane behind Raby Street.

The offence had been reported to the council by neighbours prompting the council's Enforcement Team to investigate. They quickly identified Ms Moore was the source of the dumped waste.

Enforcement Team members invited Ms Moore to attend an interview to discuss her dumped waste at Gateshead Civic Centre but despite repeated requests he failed to attend any of the interviews. The Council was left with no other option but to take the matter to court.

Report fly tippingAt Newcastle Magistrates Court, Ms Moore pleaded guilty to the offence of illegally depositing waste, stating that someone had tipped her bin over and as she did not want to dirty her work clothes she simply dragged the bin bags along the lane and abandoned them.

The Magistrates ordered a Conditional Discharge for 12 months and required her to pay Gateshead Council £350.00 towards the clean-up costs, an additional £256.00 in legal costs plus a £20.00 Victim Surcharge - a total of £526.00.

Anneliese Hutchinson, service director for Development, Transport and Public Protection, says: "There is no excuse for dumping waste in a back lane. It's irresponsible, it's totally unacceptable and it's grossly unfair on your neighbours. And, of course, it's illegal.

"There are plenty of legitimate businesses who will remove your waste and dispose of it legally and responsibly - including the Council - so really there is no excuse for fly tipping. I trust the court's sentence will underline to Ms Moore the importance of disposing of your waste legally."

"We are grateful that local residents helped us by reporting Ms Moore's actions so promptly.

She added: "If you see someone fly tipping, please report it to us in strict confidence using either the online form on our website or by phoning (0191) 433 7225."

Fly tipping can be reported online by visiting www.gateshead.gov.uk/flytipping

rubbish and bed in back lane
27 January 2020

Another Gateshead woman has found herself hundreds of pounds out of pocket after being convicted of dumping waste in her back lane.

Louise Ann Moore of Raby Street in Shipcote faced magistrates at Newcastle Magistrates Court last week to answer charges relating to the dumping of a quantity of black bin bags in the lane behind Raby Street.

The offence had been reported to the council by neighbours prompting the council's Enforcement Team to investigate. They quickly identified Ms Moore was the source of the dumped waste.

Enforcement Team members invited Ms Moore to attend an interview to discuss her dumped waste at Gateshead Civic Centre but despite repeated requests he failed to attend any of the interviews. The Council was left with no other option but to take the matter to court.

Report fly tippingAt Newcastle Magistrates Court, Ms Moore pleaded guilty to the offence of illegally depositing waste, stating that someone had tipped her bin over and as she did not want to dirty her work clothes she simply dragged the bin bags along the lane and abandoned them.

The Magistrates ordered a Conditional Discharge for 12 months and required her to pay Gateshead Council £350.00 towards the clean-up costs, an additional £256.00 in legal costs plus a £20.00 Victim Surcharge - a total of £526.00.

Anneliese Hutchinson, service director for Development, Transport and Public Protection, says: "There is no excuse for dumping waste in a back lane. It's irresponsible, it's totally unacceptable and it's grossly unfair on your neighbours. And, of course, it's illegal.

"There are plenty of legitimate businesses who will remove your waste and dispose of it legally and responsibly - including the Council - so really there is no excuse for fly tipping. I trust the court's sentence will underline to Ms Moore the importance of disposing of your waste legally."

"We are grateful that local residents helped us by reporting Ms Moore's actions so promptly.

She added: "If you see someone fly tipping, please report it to us in strict confidence using either the online form on our website or by phoning (0191) 433 7225."

Fly tipping can be reported online by visiting www.gateshead.gov.uk/flytipping

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