Fifty-four fly-tips discovered during police and council crack down in Newham

Fifty-four fly-tips were discovered and are being investigated following a 48-hour joint operation between the police and council.

Operation Ohio targeting Manor Park and Little Ilford in an attempt to crack down on all forms of crime and anti-social behaviour last month (October)

Flytippers faced an on-the-spot fines of �80 or prosecution. If a case goes to magistrates’ court flytippers can get either a maximum �50,000 fine or 12 months in prison.

If a case goes to crown court, the fine is unlimited and the sentence a maximum of five years.

Newham Council’s Executive Member for Infrastructure and Environment, Cllr Ian Corbett, said: “If people think it’s okay to dump rubbish like this then they are in for a very rude awakening.

“This is utterly unacceptable behaviour. One fly-tip does not just affect the property but the whole street, lowering the tone and impacting upon an entire community.

“It’s selfish, it’s stupid. It’s shameless and it’s simply unacceptable.”