Plymouth man fined for fly-tipping in Manchester

A Plymouth man caught fly-tipping five hours away from his home has been fined by Manchester Magistrates' Court.

CCTV operators from Salford City Council spotted a man and woman fly-tipping on Cottenham Lane on 20 October 2013.

Mark Shobbrook, 43, of Delphin Court Road, told police he had travelled to Manchester to do his Christmas shopping.

On Wednesday he was ordered to pay £415, including a fine of £75.

Claire Burt, 38, of Manston Close in Plymouth, was with Shobbrook at the time of the incident and pleaded guilty on 16 April to not disposing of her waste correctly.

She was told to pay £340 costs and a £75 fine.

After the case, Ben Dolan, of Salford City Council, said the pair could have disposed of their rubbish for free at a council tip.

"We take action against fly-tipping as it's an eyesore, it's dirty and it can be dangerous, particularly to children."

Mr Dolan said the case was part of Operation Pandora, a crackdown on fly-tipping in Salford, which has netted £9,000 in fines and costs since March.

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