Three Littering Prosecutions in One Day for
Three men have been ordered to pay
fines and costs equalling almost £1300 for littering from vehicles
in Bedford Borough after being caught by the Council’s Enviro Crime
The men, from Bedford, Sandy and Wales failed
to attend Luton Magistrates Court on February 22nd 2017
and were found guilty in their absence. All three were issued with
a Fixed Penalty Notice which went unpaid and was then referred to
the court where they were found guilty of littering contrary to
Section 87 of The Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Mr Carlo Stagno of Sidmouth Close, Bedford was
ordered to pay £427 after being found guilty of leaving litter in
Rope Walk, Bedford in August 2016. The Court heard Mr Stagno was
witnessed dropping litter out of his vehicle by a Council Officer.
The Magistrates Court imposed a fine of £220 and Mr Stagno was also
ordered to pay the Councils costs of £177 and a £40 victim
Mr Martin Stimson of Robert Hunt Gardens,
Sandy was ordered to pay £427 after being found guilty of leaving
litter in Bedford Road, Cople in June 2016. The Magistrates Court
who imposed a fine of £220 and Mr Stimson was also ordered to pay
the Councils costs of £177 and a £40 victim surcharge.
Mr Byron Thomas of Orchard Park Estate,
Carmarthen was ordered to pay £438 after being found guilty of
leaving litter in Harrowden Road, Bedford in August 2016. The Court
heard Mr Thomas was witnessed dropping litter out of his vehicle by
a Council Officer and as a result the Magistrates Court
imposed a fine of £220. Mr Thomas was also ordered to pay the
Councils costs of £187 and a £40 victim surcharge.
Deputy Mayor and Portfolio Holder for
Environment Councillor Charles Royden said ‘Littering is a crime
and no one has the right to litter in our Borough. These men were
caught red-handed by our Enviro Crime Team and have paid the
‘Our teams work extremely hard to make sure
Bedford Borough is a great place to live, work and visit; if you
see anyone befouling our area report it and help us stamp out
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