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Four-figure costs fine for fly-tipper

A man who dumped hundreds of leaflets in Redbridge Lane, Nursling in November last year has been found guilty of fly-tipping and ordered to pay a four-figure sum.

Mr Nathan Jennings was found guilty in his absence at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 6 September and ordered to pay a £660 fine, £66 victim surcharge and £3,290 costs.

On 13 November 2017, Test Valley Borough Council responded to reports of a large pile of leaflets dumped at Redbridge Lane. Following an investigation the authority identified Mr Jennings as the offender.

Environmental portfolio holder, councillor Graham Stallard, said: “The significant costs and fine in this case should hopefully act a deterrent to those thinking of disposing of their waste illegally. We investigate every single fly-tip and we will prosecute offenders in a bid to stamp out this crime.”

The public can report any incidents of fly-tipping via, or by calling Test Valley Borough Council’s customer services team on 01264 368000 or 01794 527700. The council investigates all reports and will seek to prosecute with sufficient evidence.