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Council praised for tracing and prosecuting fly-tipper

A council prosecuted a man who dumped waste, pictured, near Fakenham. Photo: North Norfolk District Council

A council prosecuted a man who dumped waste, pictured, near Fakenham. Photo: North Norfolk District Council

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A rural campaigning organisation has praised a council for tracing and prosecuting a man for fly-tipping.

John Isaac McPhee, of The Common, South Creake, was ordered to pay £2,900 for dumping household goods from the Norwich area in a field near Fakenham.

He was prosecuted by North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) and the Countryside Alliance hailed the authority's enforcement team's efforts in tracing the junk.

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McPhee, 36, had taken waste off a site for a fee only to dump it onto a farming company's land in March 2017.

It was traced back to McPhee after the landlord of the Norwich address gave a witness statement which included the vehicle, registration, and a description of him as the man who stopped and offered to take the waste away.

Meanwhile, the alliance has reiterated its call for tougher action on fly-tipping. There were more than one million instances of fly-tipping in England last year.

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