A Beeston resident has been fined for flytipping close to an entrance to Cross Flatts Park.
Mr Zulfiqar Ali of 61 Robb Street, Cross Flatts was found guilty in court under Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act for fly tipping a sofa on Theodore Street, Beeston at the entrance to Cross Flatts Park.
Mr Ali failed to attend the first hearing of his case and was subsequently arrested. The case was heard on Monday 11 May 2015. Mr Ali now has a criminal record and will have to pay fines and costs in excess of £500.
Commenting on the case Cllr Adam Ogilvie (Beeston & Holbeck) said:
“Flytipping is unacceptable. This case shows that the Council, working with the Police and the courts, will pursue anyone who commits environmental crimes.
“It also shows the important role that local members of the community can play by reporting flytipping when they see it.”