Brighton flytipper fined £400 for dumping rubbish

A Brighton resident who left piles of rubbish on the pavement near her home has been fined a total of £400 for flytipping.

Miss Christine Togher, of 66 Saunders Park View, was issued with a fixed penalty notice (FPN) after council environmental enforcement officers found she had dumped empty cardboard boxes, a laundry basket, kids toys, cutlery, a cheese grater, pans and a load of other unwanted junk on the street.

Miss Togher claimed at Brighton Magistrates she had left the rubbish because the bins had not been emptied.

However, council officers produced evidence which showed her claims to be untrue.

Miss Togher was taken to court after failing to pay the £300 fine within 28 days. She was caught as some of the items left, like boxes, clearly showed her name and address.

The case was heard in court the day after the council’s enforcement officers, 3GS, launched an investigation into what they described as the largest fly tip in living memory in the city, at Whitehawk Hill Road.

In this case 2.5 tonnes of rubbish was tipped onto the street by a dumping truck which cost council tax payers £6,000 to be cleaned up.

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