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Two Walsall fly tippers prosecuted

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Two fly tippers have been successfully prosecuted after two separate incidents were caught on CCTV.

A screenshot of a CCTV image showing a road with fly tipped rubbish dumped to the side

On Wednesday 9 November 2022, two fly tipping cases investigated by Walsall Council’s Community Protection Team were brought before Dudley Magistrates Court and resulted in two successful prosecutions.

Both Darren Sneyd and Martin Cawley were caught on CCTV fly tipping waste within the Borough of Walsall.

Sneyd was caught on Walsall Council-owned CCTV depositing waste in Kendricks Road in Darlaston from a White Iveco van. His case was heard in his absence at Dudley Magistrates Court on Wednesday 9 November 2022. He was subsequently found guilty.

Cawley, from Bilston, was caught on privately owned CCTV tipping a large quantity of building waste on to the highway from the rear of the vehicle in Willenhall. The owner of the CCTV in Cawley’s case came forward with the evidence and will be offered a reward for their part in securing a successful prosecution.

Councillor Garry Perry, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Resilient Communities, said “I’m pleased to see two more successful prosecutions and I hope that these cases serve as an example to anyone that thinks it’s acceptable to dump their waste illegally.

“It really highlights how important it is for witnesses to come forward with any evidence they may have. Had it not been for the CCTV owner that came forward with evidence, our Community Protection team would have had a much harder time catching the person responsible.

“A fantastic job by everyone involved and hopefully a lesson learned!”

Sneyd and Cawley were each ordered to pay fines of £1760, plus legal costs totalling £985.62 and £176 victim surcharge respectively. The fines must be paid within 28 days.

Walsall Council offers rewards for anyone that comes forward with evidence resulting in a successful prosecution.If you have evidence relating to fly tipping in Walsall, find out how you can report it on our website.  

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