CCTV convicts man of dumping broken glass outside Hackney primary school
A man has been convicted of dumping waste, including broken glass, following a joint operation between Hackney’ Council's anti-fraud and environmental enforcement departments, the police, Hackney CCTV and Tower Hamlets CCTV.
Mark Little, of Kingsmead Estate, Homerton, admitted six charges when he appeared before Thames magistrates. He was banned from driving for 12 months, given a three month curfew order and ordered to be security tagged for three months.
We will not tolerate criminal and anti-social behaviour such as this shocking example of fly-tipping, which happened in front of a school. This case is an excellent example of effective joint working between Hackney Council, Tower Hamlets Council and the police. It shows that fly tipping is not acceptable here and we will use every weapon at our disposal to bring offenders to account.
Hackney Council launched an investigation after a lorry load of construction waste was dumped in Long Street, Hackney, in June 2010. Investigations led to a local builder who in good faith had engaged a waste carrier to dispose of building rubble.The council obtained the registration number of the truck used to dump the waste and the carrier’s phone number from the builder. Council investigators were able to trace the registered keeper of the vehicle which was used to commit three serious fly tipping offences, including two offences outside Randal Cremer Primary School, Ormsby Road, Hackney.
Hackney Council used automatic number plate recognition cameras to track the vehicle’s movements. After the vehicle was seized by police it was ordered to be crushed.Further investigations by Hackney Council’s audit and anti-fraud service, supported by the police, Hackney and Tower Hamlets CCTV led to the arrest and charging of the vehicle’s owner, Mark Little.