Woodbridge man fined nearly £2,500 for fly-tipping waste in Ipswich

Published6th April 2022

Thomas Mee of Church Street, Woodbridge has been convicted and ordered to pay £2,428 in fines and legal costs when sentenced recently for fly-tipping at Ipswich Magistrates Court. 

Mr. Mee was arrested on a warrant after he failed to appear in court on Friday 4 March, following his arrest he appeared via video link from Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he was convicted for the offence of fly-tipping under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 after he illegally deposited an estimated 14 tonnes of waste on land in Purplett Street, Ipswich after transporting it from Trimley St Mary in July 2021.

Following an investigation by officers from Ipswich Borough Council’s Environmental Protection Team, Thomas Mee was located and interviewed at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he made full admissions to the offence.

At Ipswich Magistrates Court, Mr. Mee admitted to fly-tipping on a large scale and stated that he had returned to the site sometime later to remove some of the rubbish that he had placed there 14 days earlier.

Ian Blofield, Director of Housing and Community Services at Ipswich Borough Council says:

“This substantial fine and costs reflect the severity of the offence and the impact crimes like fly-tipping have on our communities; it is to be hoped such punishments will help deter others from disposing of waste inappropriately.”