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Two fined after fly-tip probes

Two people have been fined in fly-tipping cases investigated by Medway Council.

Lee Johnson of Colman Road, Canning Town, pleaded not guilty to failing to comply with a legal notice, but did not attend trial and the case was proved in his absence.

Medway investigated on behalf of neighbouring Gravesham Borough Council after a fly-tipping incident in Gravesend.

Johnson failed to respond to a notice and an invitation to interview. He was fined £1,000, ordered to pay £1,000 in costs and a £100 victim surcharge.

In the second case, Paul Christie, of Chalk Road, Higham, was fined £500 and ordered to pay £250 in costs after he pleaded guilty following a fly-tipping incident in Cliffe, where household waste from an address in Bexleyheath had been dumped.

Sarah Valdus, council head of environment, said: “We are committed to keeping Medway clean and tidy, and we will continue to prosecute those who are found to be involved in fly-tipping incidents as well as those who hinder prosecutions and fail to dispose of waste responsibly.”

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