Langold: Heavy fine and 12 hours in custody for fly tipper

A Worksop man who dumped two loads of rubbish on two separate country lanes, ended up spending 12-hours in custody and was fined just over £1,300.

Thursday, 15th May 2014, 8:00 am
A Langold man was fined more than £1,300 for fly-tipping on two country lanes

Shawn Kassim, of Rydell Avenue Langold, pleaded guilty to two offences of fly-tipping under Section 33 Environmental Protection Act.

Kassim admittted dumping two suitcases containing clothing and approximately 20 black bags full of clothing, toys, garden waste, wood and household items at Syday Lane in Barlborough.

He then dumped a further 30 black bags of clothing, household waste, household effects and documents at Gashouse Lane in Eckington.

Mr Kassim also failed to attend his initial court hearing, claiming he was on holiday, so a warrant for his arrest was issued.

Bolsover Council’s cabinet member for the environment, Coun Dennis Kelly said, “We hope this sends out a strong message to others, that offenders will face the full force of the law if they fly tip in our districts and will be arrested if they don’t attend court.”

In mitigation, Kassim apologised for his actions and said he had been paid £40 to take the waste to the Worksop recycling site, for which he had a permit, but that site had been closed due to a fire. He attempted to take the waste to a site at Dinnington but his permit was not accepted there. As a result he had decided to dump the waste.

He was fined £860 for the two offences, plus £400 costs, and a £43 victim surcharge, totalling £1303.