Fly tipper gets suspended prison sentence, driving ban and ordered to pay £1,000

Date Published: 18 May 2021

A Newark man has been given a suspended prison sentence, ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work, to pay £1,000 costs and has been banned from driving for three months after admitting offences connected to flytipping.

Reece Presley of Esther Varney Place pleaded guilty to all charges when he appeared at the District Judges Court sitting in Lincoln.

In a prosecution brought by North Kesteven District Council, the court was told that on two occasions Presley had collected waste in the Newark area offering ‘man with a van services’ despite not having a carrier’s licence and then dumping the waste in Stapleford Woods.

Judge Peter Veits said: “Fly tipping is the scourge of this county, people thinking they can just drop waste wherever they feel they can get away with it.”

He added that due to the seriousness of the offences the only sentence was custody but as a plea of guilty had been entered he would suspend it. A total of 10 weeks custody is in place suspended for 12 months on condition 100 hours of unpaid work is undertaken.

Presley will also have to pay a victim surcharge of £122 and has been disqualified from driving for three months.

Commenting after the case, Chairman of the Environmental Crime Partnership for Lincolnshire, Ayeisha Kirkham said: “This is an excellent result and sends out a very clear message that fly-tipping will not be tolerated, and those that choose to fly tip waste within the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside will punished appropriately”.  

The scene of the fly-tipping at Stapleford Woods