City Council successfully prosecutes local fly-tipper
A local man has been prosecuted by Winchester City Council for fly-tipping in Winnall.
Jason Pyke, 55, from Wales Street, was convicted at Basingstoke’s magistrates court on Tuesday 21 November of illegally fly-tipping an armchair from his truck in Garbett Road in July 2022.
The prosecution of Mr Pyke followed an investigation by Winchester City Council, using an eyewitness account of the incident to bring about the successful resolution.
Mr Pyke was sentenced to a fine of £1,000 and ordered to pay £500 towards prosecution costs and £400 in victim surcharge, making a total of £1,900. He also received a criminal record.
Winchester City Council Cabinet Member for the Climate Emergency Cllr Kelsie Learney said: “Fly-tipping harms the environment, hurts our wildlife and encourages vermin. This prosecution underlines our zero-tolerance approach to fly-tipping and sends a strong message that we will take action. I’d especially like to thank the eyewitness for their help – this sort of information is invaluable in helping us combat crimes like this.”
The City Council is appealing to anyone who witnesses fly-tipping, or who may have video evidence of someone fly-tipping, to report it online or contact the city council’s Customer Services Team on 0300 300 0013.