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£1000 fly-tipping prosecution for local man

  • Categories : Press Release
  • 04 Jun 2019
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On the 24 April 2019 Peter Owen of Twyncarmel, Merthyr Tydfil was convicted at Merthyr Magistrates Court of a Duty of Care offence in relation to fly-tipping.

Information relating to Mr Owen was found within fly-tipped waste at Ffynnon Dwyn, Pontsarn, Merthyr Tydfil during a fly tipping investigation in May 2018.

The conviction resulted in Mr Owen being fined over £1000.

Paul Jones, Environmental Cleansing & Enforcement Manager, said: “This prosecution highlights that fly-tipping will not be tolerated.  Fly tipping is a blight on our community and the Council remains committed to tackling this environmental crime within Merthyr Tydfil.”  

Councillor David Hughes, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, said: “Fly-tipping is illegal. If you see it, please report it via the Council’s online reporting tool by visiting I’d like to that this opportunity to thank the teams who deal with this on a daily basis, and also members of the public for their vigilance and support.”

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