A MAN has been forced to pay out a total of £1,800 after admitting dumping a large amount of rubbish in an alleyway in Chester.
Darren Davis from Wallasey left the large pile of waste at the back of Clare Avenue, Hoole, an area which has long been targeted by flytippers who cost taxpayers in Chester thousands of pounds each year.
Davis pleaded guilty to an offence under the Environmental Protection Act when he appeared at Chester Magistrates Court.
He was given a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £500 towards legal costs and £1,300 towards investigation and clean up costs.
Cllr Lynn Riley, executive member for community and environment said: “There is a problem of flytipping in alleyways across the borough and particularly in Chester.
“This prosecution shows if you do commit this offence you will be prosecuted and you could end up paying a considerable amount of money in costs.”
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