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Jail for man who dumped waste on busy road

A man who dumped 20 tonnes of construction waste from a truck on a busy road in the middle of the day has been jailed for eight months.

Snaresbrook Crown Court imposed the prison sentence on Patrick Egan, 30, from Grange Road in Grays, Essex.

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Fly tipper Patrick Egan

The court saw CCTV footage of the offender driving a tipper truck full of waste on Eric Clarke Lane in Beckton, east London, at about midday on Thursday 7 December 2017.

Images showed that Egan tipped 20 tonnes of rubbish on to the carriageway as a bus travelled in the opposite direction. The waste blocked the road as well as the entrance to a stables used by children, and cost more than £3,800 to clear up.

When later stopped by police, Egan’s vehicle was filled with another load of waste. He later admitted driving while disqualified and being paid to illegally dump the refuse.

Rachel Tripp, Newham Council cabinet member for the environment, said: “This man is a menace to the people of Newham, his fly-tipping is absolutely disgraceful, dangerous and clearly motivated purely by criminal profit.

“I would urge anyone who needs to dispose of large amounts of waste to check the credentials of the person they pay to remove it. If the person does not have a valid waste carrier’s licence and the rubbish is traced back to you, you could face prosecution yourself.” 


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