07 August 2012>
A woman from Cefn Hengoed was arrested at Bristol Airport recently, after twice failing to attend court for a fly tipping offence.
Amy Thomas, 19, of Gelligaer Road, Cefn Hengoed, illegally deposited waste at Hospital Road, Penpedairheol and failed to attend court on two occasions, on 3rd April 2012 and 3rd May 2012. A warrant was therefore issued for her arrest.
The defendant was apprehended at Bristol Airport on route to a holiday abroad, and was forced to miss out on her summer in the sun.
Brought before Caerphilly Magistrates Court on 27th July 2012, Thomas pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined with a conditional discharge for 6 months, as well as being ordered to pay £50 towards costs, at a rate of £10 per fortnight.
Cllr Dave Poole, Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services, commented, "This case demonstrates the council's commitment to prosecuting people who show a total disregard for the environment and their fellow residents. Fly tipping is a serious crime, and failing to turn up for court will not make the inevitable conviction disappear."
If you witness an instance of fly tipping, contact Caerphilly StreetPride on 01443 866 566 or visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/streetpride
To see those individuals and businesses we have prosecuted recently go to www.caerphilly.gov.uk/prosecutions.
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