Crushing Defeat For Kirklees Fly-Tippers

The offence saw two men using a red Mercedes Sprinter van to dump piles of rubbish, including sofas, mattresses and household waste.

Fly-tippers, found guilty of dumping rubbish, have been fined and had the van they used destroyed by Kirklees Council.

In December, 2018 Nathan Wilson from Mirfield, and Luke Wilkinson from Dewsbury were both found guilty, after a trial, of two offences of fly-tipping.

The offences, which occurred in June, 2018, saw the pair using a red Mercedes Sprinter van to dump piles of rubbish, including sofas, mattresses and household waste, at Ouzelwell Lane, Dewsbury and Liley Road, Grange Moor. 

Wilson and Wilkinson were operating a company by the name of 'Non Stop Removals' on Facebook, offering to collect and dispose of people’s waste for a fee.

They've now been sentenced with both having to pay £585 in costs and charges. Wilson has also been ordered to carry out 36 hours at an attendance centre, Wilkinson was given a 12 month community order with 150 hours of unpaid work.

As part of the sentencing Wilkinson was also ordered to forfeit the red Mercedes Sprinter van used to commit the offences. Kirklees Council has now seized and destroyed the vehicle so it cannot be used for any further offences.

Cllr Naheed Mather, Cabinet Member for Communities and Environment, said: “We won’t stand for such selfish behaviour and those who think it’s acceptable to dump rubbish in Kirklees will pay the price.

“Fly-tipping not only blights the appearance of our communities, it also comes at a cost to the taxpayer every time we have to clear it up. This is why we have a zero tolerance approach to such behaviour and destroying the vehicle used in this case sends out that message loud and clear.

“I urge anyone who witnesses fly-tipping to report it straight to us and our teams will work hard to bring those responsible to justice.”

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