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Scrap dealer left with £2,500 bill for dumping fridges on A52 lay-by

14 March 2019

A scrap metal dealer was left with a bill of almost £2,500 for fly-tipping six fridges on a lay-by near Wheatcroft Island in Edwalton.

Rushcliffe Borough Council prosecuted Remus Marin, 42, at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (March 13) for illegally dumping the fridges.

The incident was captured on CCTV which caught three individuals in the act on the eastbound carriageway. 

Deputy Leader Cllr Debbie Mason said: “This successful prosecution once again demonstrates the hard work of our Environmental Health team who were able to identify individuals involved with fly-tipping and bring them to justice.

“Fly-tipping is an unacceptable and selfish crime, blighting our community’s landscapes especially on a busy road such as the A52.

“As this case shows, we will use all of our enforcement powers wherever we can and seek to prosecute anyone who fly-tips carelessly damaging the environment in this way.”

The white Ford van which Marin used to carry out the fly-tip was seized by the Council in partnership with Nottinghamshire Police on January 11 and when interviewed under caution Marin admitted the offences.

Marin pleaded guilty to the offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for dumping the items on December 7 last year, was fined £916, ordered to pay £1464 towards prosecution costs and given a victim’s surcharge of £91, leaving a bill of £2,471.