Named and shamed: Hainault fly-tipper fined

Published: 13 May 2019

A Hainault resident has been prosecuted for fly-tipping as Redbridge Council continues its crackdown on people who blight the borough. 

Kirsten McArthur, 45, of Foremark Close, Hainault was slapped with fines totalling £1,226 after being reported dumping a bed base at a car park near her home in November 2017.

McArthur was investigated by council officers after a resident witnessed her committing the offence then returning home.

An initial fixed penalty fine of £400 was issued to McArthur for fly-tipping but despite reminders, the fine remained unpaid and as a result was brought before Barkingside Magistrates Court in November 2018.

After failing to appear in court, a warrant for her arrest was issued and McArthur appeared at Barkingside Magistrates Court on 5 April 2019.

The case was adjourned until 26 April 2019 where a fine of £600 – along with costs of £520, a victim surcharge of £60 and clear up costs of £46 were handed out after McArthur pleaded guilty to dumping rubbish.

Barry Francis, Operational Director of Civic Pride said: “Fly-tipping is criminal behaviour and blights the borough’s neighbourhoods.  Our message is clear:  this unacceptable behaviour won’t be tolerated and we will continue our efforts to track down the offenders and bring them to justice. I want to thank the resident that reported the offence and for helping in our fightback against fly-tipping.”    

People who fly-tip are being shamed Crimewatch-style after the council launched its weapon in the fight against grime crime last year.

Footage of people dumping on the streets of Redbridge are posted on a crime ‘Wall of Shame’ website page so that Redbridge residents can help catch the offenders.

Responding directly to residents’ concerns about people spoiling the borough for others, the images will be posted regularly to help find, name and shame enviro-criminals.

View the Wall of Shame on our website.  Concerned residents are invited to help the council identify the offenders.

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