Portsmouth fly-tipper fined for dumping rubbish

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A MAN has been fined at a Portsmouth court after admitting fly-tipping in the city.

Leslie Fox, 47, from Howard Road, Hilsea, has been ordered to pay £533 by Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

He appeared at the court on Wednesday, after being caught on CCTV dumping a bed and a table top outside a building in Portfield Road, near Anchorage Park.

The incident took place on March 26 this year.

He pleaded guilty to fly-tipping, an offence under the 1990 Environmental Protection Act.

He was fined £250, and ordered to pay £268 in court costs as well as a £15 victim surcharge.

Portsmouth City Council leader, Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, said: ‘There are legal ways of disposing of rubbish – there’s no excuse for littering and fly-tipping.

‘People who do these things spoil our city for the vast majority of residents, who try to keep it tidy. We’ll deal firmly with anyone we catch breaking the law. I hope this case is a reminder to others of the penalties.’