Ipswich: Man fined £2,500 for dumping 14 tonnes of rubbish
10:39 am April 6, 2022
A Woodbridge man has been fined almost £2,500 for dumping around 14 tonnes of rubbish in Ipswich.
Thomas Mee, of Church Street, Woodbridge, was convicted and ordered to pay £2,428 in fines and court costs when he was recently convicted of fly-tipping at Suffolk Magistrates’ Court.
Mee was arrested on a warrant after failing to appear in court on Friday March 4 and appeared via video link from Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.
He was convicted of dumping flies under the Environment Protection Act 1990 after unlawfully dumping around 14 tonnes of rubbish on land in Puplett Street, Ipswich, after transporting it from Trimley St Mary in July 2021.
Following an investigation by officers from Ipswich Borough Council’s Environmental Protection Team, Mee was located and questioned at Martlesham Police Inquiry Center where he admitted full offence.
Before Ipswich magistrates, Mee admitted giving large-scale dumping and said he returned to the site some time later to remove some of the rubbish he had placed there 14 days earlier.
Ian Blofield, director of housing and community services at Ipswich Borough Council, said: “This substantial fine and costs reflect the seriousness of the offense and the impact crimes like fly tipping have on our communities; it is to be hoped that such punishments will help deter others from disposing of waste improperly”.