Cotswolds fly tipper fined for dumping at Colesbourne estate
A GLOUCESTERSHIRE man has been found guilty of fly tipping at a Cotswolds estate.
Wesley Powell, 35, of Astor Close, Brockworth, was fined £250 at Gloucester Crown Court on March 12 for dumping rubbish at woodland on Colesbourne estate in September 2012.
The court heard a vehicle owned by Powell was seen regularly in the area and a motor insurance certificate was found in a bag of rubbish which had been illegally dumped.
Cotswold District Council had given him several opportunities to attend an interview to discuss the incident, but he had not taken up the offer and the matter was taken to the courts.
CDC’s cabinet member for the environment Cllr David Fowles (Con, Hampton) welcomed the prosecution.
“This is a beautiful area and we intend to keep it that way by taking action against illegal dumping whenever possible,” he said.
“We have had considerable success in taking fly tippers to court and we will not hesitate to do so again.”
Powell, who denied the charges, was also ordered to pay £250 costs and a £15 victim’s surcharge.