Littering offences cost pair £1,400 in fines

Wednesday 23 December 2020

 

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Rennie (left) and Riden (right) were caught littering by CCTV

A Milton Keynes motorist and a lorry driver from Liverpool have both been fined for littering in Milton Keynes following investigations by MK Council’s Environmental Crime Unit.

Andrew Rennie was captured littering from his car in the Tree Cathedral car park near Willen Lake in May 2020, on a CCTV camera recently installed by The Parks Trust.

Michael Riden, of Kirby in Liverpool, was caught dumping waste from a lorry in Tongwell in April 2020, on a CCTV camera installed by Great Linford Parish Council.

Both offenders failed to pay Fixed Penalty Notices issued by MKC and were summonsed to appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates in December.  They both failed to attend and were found guilty of littering in their absence.

Rennie and Riden were both ordered to pay around £700 each in fines, fees and charges.

Cllr Emily Darlington, Cabinet Member for Public Realm said: “We have a zero-tolerance approach to any form of littering in Milton Keynes.

“Our parks and open spaces are among our city’s best assets, and we’ll not tolerate anybody who seeks to abuse them.

“We’re thankful to both Great Linford Parish Council and The Parks Trust for their help and we’ll continue working closely with local partners to keep MK clean and safe for everybody.”