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Man prosecuted for fly-tipping

Press Release   •   May 10, 2017 16:09 BST

A 66-year-old man from Radcliffe has been prosecuted for fly-tipping on land behind his house in Church Street West.

Terrence Gould pleaded guilty at Manchester Magistrates Court on Monday (8 May) to depositing the waste in May 2016 and also pleaded guilty to a charge of carrying waste without a waste carrier’s licence throughout the course of 2016.

Magistrates ordered Gould to carry out 250 hours’ unpaid work/community service, and he must pay a £500 contribution towards the council’s costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

A Bury Council spokesman said: “Fly-tipping is a blight on neighbourhoods and we will take action against perpetrators where we have evidence. Residents and businesses should always check that whoever they get to clear waste is licensed, and get a receipt. We urge anyone who witnesses fly-tipping to help us catch these criminals by giving us as much information as possible via our website www.bury.gov.uk.”

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Press release issued: 10 May 2017.