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Douglas McAllister from Aldermaston fined more than £1,400 for failing to comply with fly-tipping investigation

An Aldermaston man has been fined more than £1,400 by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council after failing to comply with a fly-tipping investigation.

Douglas McAllister of Mallard Way, Aldermaston, was found guilty in his absence after failing to attend Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on January 9.

The prosecution, which was brought by the council, came after Mr McAllister did not attend interviews regarding waste which was found dumped in Frost Lane in Overton in July 2022.

The fly-tipped items at Frost Lane in Overton
The fly-tipped items at Frost Lane in Overton

Although he initially responded to communications from the council, Mr McAllister did not attend an interview under caution about the fly-tip on three occasions.

The court was satisfied that he had failed to comply with the investigation and convicted him in his absence of this offence.

He was ordered to pay a fine of £200, compensation and clear up costs of £1,185.40 and a victim surcharge of £80.

Councillor Laura James said: “We take fly-tipping extremely seriously and we know that our residents want to see clean and tidy streets.

“That is why we investigate fly-tipping and take cases to court, where possible, even if the people involved don’t attend interviews.

“This case demonstrates that not complying with an investigation doesn’t mean that you won’t end up in court.”

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