Court success is warning to residents
A sleuthing Wychavon resident has helped with
a successful prosecution of a Broadway man who dumped litter off
Clayfield Road in South Littleton.
The resident discovered the litter, which
contained plastic bags, letters, junk mail and plastic cups and
pieced together the letter discovering incriminating evidence which
could be used by Wychavon.
The letter identified Mr Stephens
from School Road, Broadway (DOB: 21.10.89). Wychavon
approached Mr Stephens who was invited to interview twice, so
Wychavon could get to the bottom of the littering, and to give Mr
Stephen’s the opportunity to defend himself, but he failed to make
any contact at all.
Mr Stephens failed to respond to requests and
was sent a fixed penalty notice for £75, which again he failed to
pay. Wychavon were left with no choice but to take him to court (on
21 June) who found him guilty and fined him £500 plus costs making
a total of £1,010.
Dave Roberts, Environmental Crime
Officer at Wychavon said “Ensuring our parks, streets and
open spaces are kept clean and tidy is very important to us and our
residents. However, taking our residents to court is a last resort
and we would much prefer to work with people and take the
opportunity to educate them about flytipping and littering than