Derby man prosecuted over fly-tipping in Lichfield

A man from Derby has been found guilty of fly-tipping in Lichfield.

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Patrick Doherty, of Bracken Drive, Alveston, was found guilty of two offences at Tamworth Magistrates Court on January 13.

The court saw evidence from the Lichfield District Council’s Environmental Health officers, who filmed people dumping waste out of Doherty’s van on two occasions in a lay-by at Plantation Lane, Hopwas.

As the owner of the van, Doherty was prosecuted. He was fined £500, ordered to pay the council’s costs of £1,550 and a victim’s surcharge of £15 – a total £2,065.

Councillor Ian Pritchard, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Health and Environmental Protection, said:

“Plantation Lane was fast becoming a hot spot for dumped rubbish, which is why we carried out authorised surveillance of the area. Now that we have successfully prosecuted Mr Doherty, we hope this area will stop being a dumping ground for waste.

“This prosecution is another example of how seriously we take fly-tipping, which is criminal behaviour that we do not tolerate.”

The council is asking local residents, who see anyone fly-tipping in the district, to report them to the council on 01543 308999 or online at

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