Leicester

Council warning over Leicestershire fly-tipping fines

A Leicestershire council has said it hopes fines handed to two men for fly-tipping will deter others from dumping waste illegally.

Charnwood Borough Council said it would prosecute all such cases.

A 20-year-old man was fined £400 and ordered to pay £300 costs after pleading guilty to dumping recycling bags in Woodhouse Eaves.

Another man, 19, was fined £200, with £150 costs, for dumping household waste bags in Loughborough.

Councillor Hilary Fryer said: "These cases prove that Charnwood Borough Council will not tolerate this sort of behaviour.

"The dumping of waste in any location is anti-social and particularly unacceptable in the countryside as it can cause harm to the environment and wild animals.

"There is no excuse for fly-tipping and we hope the threat of legal action and a possible criminal record will act as deterrent to anyone thinking of engaging in this illegal activity."

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