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Gateshead woman fined for dumping household waste in street

Fly tipping in rear lane between Brinkburn Avenue and Eastbourne Avenue

A Gateshead woman has been fined £410 for dumping a large amount of waste in the street.

Sarah Jane Robson of Caris Street, Gateshead, appeared before Gateshead Magistrates for an offence of failing in her duty of care regarding waste.

In March 2019, the council was notified that a quantity of waste had been dumped in the rear lane between Brinkburn Avenue and Eastbourne Avenue, Gateshead. In amongst the waste, letters were found that indicated that the waste had originated from Ms Robson's address which at the time was in Brinkburn Avenue.

When the matter came to light the offender was invited to attend an interview under caution at Gateshead Civic Centre, but she failed to attend. The Council therefore had no other alternative but to prosecute.

At Gateshead Magistrates Court, (2 March 2020) Ms Robson pleaded not guilty to the offence, however after hearing the evidence, the Magistrates found her guilty. She was fined £180.00 with a Victim Surcharge of £30.00 and costs of £200.00, a total of £410.00.

Report fly tipping Anneliese Hutchinson, service director for Development, Transport and Public Protection, said:

"Fly tipping is totally unacceptable, it effects everyone, and we are doing all we can to take action against those who don't dispose of their waste properly.

"It is important people take the time to report fly tipping, we will always seek to take action against offenders where there is evidence to do so. 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."

 

Fly tipping in rear lane between Brinkburn Avenue and Eastbourne Avenue
03 March 2020

A Gateshead woman has been fined £410 for dumping a large amount of waste in the street.

Sarah Jane Robson of Caris Street, Gateshead, appeared before Gateshead Magistrates for an offence of failing in her duty of care regarding waste.

In March 2019, the council was notified that a quantity of waste had been dumped in the rear lane between Brinkburn Avenue and Eastbourne Avenue, Gateshead. In amongst the waste, letters were found that indicated that the waste had originated from Ms Robson's address which at the time was in Brinkburn Avenue.

When the matter came to light the offender was invited to attend an interview under caution at Gateshead Civic Centre, but she failed to attend. The Council therefore had no other alternative but to prosecute.

At Gateshead Magistrates Court, (2 March 2020) Ms Robson pleaded not guilty to the offence, however after hearing the evidence, the Magistrates found her guilty. She was fined £180.00 with a Victim Surcharge of £30.00 and costs of £200.00, a total of £410.00.

Report fly tipping Anneliese Hutchinson, service director for Development, Transport and Public Protection, said:

"Fly tipping is totally unacceptable, it effects everyone, and we are doing all we can to take action against those who don't dispose of their waste properly.

"It is important people take the time to report fly tipping, we will always seek to take action against offenders where there is evidence to do so. 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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