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Serial fly-tipper fined and has van crushed

A fly-tipper whose van was seized and crushed has been was fined £560 with £1,939 costs and ordered to pay £56 by Bradford Council.

Jonathan Blanchard, pleaded guilty to five charges of depositing controlled waste without a licence Credit: Bradford Council

Jonathan Blanchard, pleaded guilty to five charges of depositing controlled waste without a licence.

CCTV footage observed a flat bed-tipper van dump loads tyres, demolition and building waste on a street in Oakenshaw and in Girlington.

The Council received a tip-off that the van had been seen dumping rubbish in other areas of the district.

Fly-tipping is a dreadful blight on our community and we will do our best to try our best to catch the criminals who try to get away with dumping rubbish on our streets and in our countryside.

– Bradford Council, Spokesperson

In April last year the van was seized and in August it was crushed in a Bradford Scrapyard.

Mr Blanchard was invited to an interview by Bradford Council enforcement officers but he did not attend.

CCTV footage observed a flat bed-tipper van dump loads tyres, demolition and building waste Credit: Bradford Council

Council enforcement officers can seize vehicles if there is evidence that it has been used for fly-tipping and there is a suspicion that it may be used again.

Householders can be fined up to £5,000 and end up with a criminal record if they ask someone else to remove their rubbish and it is found to be fly-tipped.

Seizing vehicles is just one way of continuing the fight against fly-tipping. So if you don’t want to lose your vehicle and end up before the courts, dispose of waste properly.

– Bradford Council, Spokesperson