Successful prosecution of fly-tipper

A successful prosecution at York Magistrates Court as Selby District Council prosecutes a fly tipper who dumped an assortment of rubbish near Gateforth Lane, Gateforth near Selby.

Michael Walker, aged 29, Copley Road, Wakefield, fly tipped a two sofas , four white roller blinds, an old printer, socks, cushions and grey laminate onto land at Gateforth Lane, Gateforth near Selby.

This has cost him:

  • A fine of £1,600.00
  • Legal costs £247.50
  • Surcharge costs £160.00

This means Mr Walker has a total of £2,007.50 to pay.

Selby District Council officers investigated after being notified of a significant amount of waste near by the side of the road. 

Evidence and witness statements were gathered and as a result of the investigation by Selby District Council, Mr Walker was taken to court, where he pleaded guilty to an offence of fly tipping under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

The Council uses a wide range of tools including the use of CCTV to tackle and gather evidence against those responsible for fly tipping and will always take action when evidence is found.