Landlord fined for dumping tenant’s belongings in Kettering street

A landlord who left his tenant’s belongings on a Kettering street is now more than £1,500 out of pocket.

Tuesday, 4th June 2019, 5:33 pm

Following a court hearing at Northampton Magistrates Court on May 28, Steven Squires, 50, of Harrowby Road, Grantham, was ordered to pay a total of £1,642.64 for fly-tipping in Crown Street, Kettering, on August 15 last year.

Squires pleaded guilty in court and was fined £575, and ordered to pay costs of £1,010.64 and a victim surcharge of £57.

Court documents say a matress, chest of drawers, duvet cover and bags were dumped on the pavement.

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Kettering Council encourages members of the public to remain vigilant, particularly in our rural areas, and urge you to report any suspicious fly-tipping activity to us by calling 01536 410 333 or at www.kettering.gov.uk/flytipping

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Council, said: “Fly-tipping not only blights neighbourhoods but costs time and money to remove it – resources that would be better spent elsewhere.

“Kettering Council takes fly-tipping offences very seriously and will prosecute offenders where possible.

“I would urge anyone who spots fly-tippers to report it to the council on 01536 410 333 or online at www.kettering.gov.uk/flytipping.”