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£30 fly-tipper faces £5k bill
A BICESTER fly-tipper has been ordered to pay almost £5,000 after dumping rubbish he was paid £30 to dispose of.
Mike Newman, 43, of Bartsia Road, Bicester, admitted the illegal disposal of waste after he was caught dumping household rubbish in a layby in Lower Heyford Road.
Newman appeared before Banbury Magistrates’ Court on March 29, and was fined £500.
He was also ordered to pay £824.73 clean-up costs, £3,640 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge – a total of £4,979.73.
The court was told Newman had picked up a load including furniture, toys and black sacks of household refuse containing dirty nappies from a home in Lambourne Crescent, Bicester.
It is believed he tried to drop the items at Oxfordshire County Council’s waste and recycling facility in Ardley but was turned away as he did not have the required permit.
Cherwell District Council investigators were able to trace the dumped rubbish back to Newman.