Driving ban for Bulwell flytipper

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A BULWELL man has been given a driving ban and fine after being convicted of fly-tipping.

Andrew Hatton (46), of Grindon Crescent, was ordered to pay a £300 fine, £250 costs and received a one month ban after a trial at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court for the fly-tipping offence, which he denied.

Gedling Borough Council, who brought the prosecution to the courts, is warning residents that it is clamping down on fly-tippers and will investigate complaints.

“The council takes fly-tipping very seriously,” said Coun Michael Payne, deputy leader of the council and lead member for public protection.

“Hatton was given every opportunity to sort out the matter with the council but failed to co-operate.

“The waste was deliberately dumped in an area where children or other people could have come into contact with it.”

Hatton used a LDV Maxus van he had hired from a local company to transport the rubbish and was spotted by a member of the public dumping a mattress spring and a USB cable behind a garage at St Austin’s Court in Carlton.

The witness had taken down the registration number and the council were able to trace the vehicle through a hire company in Arnold to Hatton.

Coun Payne added: “We advise members of the public to take vehicle registration numbers if they see fly-tipping, as we are clamping down .”