Cou­ple fined for fly-tip­ping of­fence

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A COU­PLE from Uxbridge have been fined over £2,700 by a court for dump­ing their house­hold waste in Buck­ing­hamshire be­cause they had seen other waste dumped there.

On June 7 this year waste was found at Row­ley Lane in Wex­ham but a West Part­ner­ship for Buck­ing­hamshire Of­fi­cer who was in­ves­ti­gat­ing fly tip­ping.

A pack­ag­ing la­bel in the dumped rub­bish was found and used to trace the of­fence back to the cou­ple’s home ad­dress.

Jeet Khakhria, 35, and his wife, Jilna Khakhria, 33 both pleaded guilty to the of­fence at Mil­ton Kenyes Mag­is­trates’ Court on Tues­day (Oc­to­ber 11).

The chair­man of Waste Part­ner­ship for Buck­ing­hamshire, Cllr Mike Smith said: “To claim that il­le­gal dump­ing is ac­cept­able be­cause a site has al­ready been spoilt by oth­ers is not a good ex­cuse.

“The court was not im­pressed, and fined this cou­ple ac­cord­ingly.”

The cou­ple, of Hardy Mews, said they had gone to the site specif­i­cally to dump waste, be­cause they had pre­vi­ously seen rub­bish left there and be­lieved it was okay.

Mag­is­trates fined Mr Khakhria £815 and Mrs Khakria £390.

Each was or­dered to pay £701 to­wards pros­e­cu­tion costs, and £82 and £39 re­spec­tively in vic­tim sur­charges – bring­ing the to­tal to £2,728.

The case was in­ves­ti­gated and pros­e­cuted by Buck­ing­hamshire County Coun­cil.

MESS: Pic­tured above and be­low, the waste dumped by Jeet and Jilna Khakhria

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