Successful conviction

Spelthorne secures conviction for breach of Community Protection Notice

Spelthorne Borough Council has secured the conviction of a man who dumped unsightly rubbish in the Borough and who was found to be illegally trading in waste and scrap metal.

Guildford Magistrates Court heard that Stanwell resident Ashley Brooks had been responsible for the build-up of fly-tipped rubbish and a dumped flatbed lorry in the garage area of Ashdale Close, Stanwell. Mr Brooks pleaded not guilty to offences including breach of a community protection notice and trading scrap metal and waste offences at an initial hearing. He then pleaded guilty at the short trial hearing in relation to the scrap metal and waste offences. Mr Brooks was found guilty of breaching the community protection notice by not removing the fly-tipped waste after maintaining a not guilty plea in relation to that offence.

He has been ordered to pay a total of £10,373.00 in compensation and costs.

The community protection notice remains in force which means that if he commits further offences he will again face prosecution.