Leeds man dumped play pen on country lane


A Leeds ‘man with a van’ was ordered to pay out more than £1,700 for illegally dumping waste, which he was paid to dispose of, on a country lane.

Following an investigation by Leeds City Council environmental enforcement officers, Christopher Brennan, of Eastwood Drive, Swarcliffe, was found to be responsible for a large amount of fly tipped waste on a narrow lane in Shadwell.

The items that were left, which were blocking access along the road, included bin bags, plastic tubs, a pushchair and play pen, and sofa or chair cushions.

Brennan was fined £692, handed a £69 victim surcharge and ordered to pay £975 costs for illegally depositing waste for profit and carrying waste illegally after pleading guilty at Leeds Magistrates’ Court.

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