Devon

Plymouth fly-tipper who dumped rubbish in Salford fined

A Devon woman has been fined for fly-tipping in Salford after taking rubbish more than 290 miles from her home.

Claire Burt, 38, of Manston Close in Plymouth, pleaded guilty at Manchester Magistrates' Court to not disposing of her waste correctly.

She was told to pay £340 costs and a £75 fine.

Salford City Council said she had been caught on CCTV dumping a bin bag, cardboard and packaging.

The authority said the offence happened on Cottenham Lane on Sunday 20 October 2013 at 12:52pm GMT.

A spokesman said she claimed she had been in the area to do Christmas shopping.

After the hearing, Ben Dolan, strategic director for environment and community safety at Salford City Council, said: "The case shows that we will continue to put a stop to people who spoil our environment by fly-tipping.

"It is frustrating that we had to take this case to court as the rubbish could have been dropped off at the local tip for free."

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