North Bucks man pays £1,631 for dropping litter three times

  |  Published: Aug 10th 2015
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Jason Victor Kay (40) of Brackley Road, Westbury, pleaded guilty at Wycombe Magistrates Court last week (Wednesday 5 August 2015) to three offences of dropping litter.

The court heard that on 31 March, 9 April, and 11 May 2015, litter was dropped at a small lay-by on Welsh Lane, between Buckingham and Brackley. The incidents were recorded on a hidden surveillance camera which had been installed to target fly-tipping in the area.

The vehicle involved was traced to Mr Kay. When interviewed at a police station by investigators from Aylesbury Vale District Council and Buckinghamshire County Council, Mr Kay admitted dropping the litter. He said that it was very much against his principles but that his ‘moral compass’ had slipped due to personal circumstances. He said that he was now very much back on track and that it would not happen again.

The Magistrates fined Mr Kay £300 and ordered him to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £1,311.80. A victim surcharge of £20 was also levied, making a total to pay of £1,631.80.

The case was prosecuted by Buckinghamshire County Council working on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire.

The Waste Partnership launched the ‘Illegal Dumping Costs’ campaign in October 2003 to combat illegal dumping and waste management offences in Buckinghamshire. Since then, the Partnership has secured 493 convictions against individuals and companies for illegal dumping and related offences. On average, there is at least one conviction per week for illegal dumping offences in Buckinghamshire. This has resulted in a halving of reported incidents and a saving of over £1 million for residents.

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