A HAMPSHIRE man has been convicted of fly-tipping a tyre in the Winchester district. 

Mark Walter Way, 39, of Elkstone Road, Portsmouth, pleaded guilty at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court. 

Key evidence was supplied by a motorist who witnessed the offence taking place in Crooked Walk Lane, Southwick, in February last year. 

Way admitted to controlling the use of the offending vehicle at the time of the crime

After being prosecuted by Winchester City Council, Way was sentenced to a fine of £200, prosecution costs of £825.85, a compensation order for clearance costs to Southwick Estate of £125 and a victim surcharge of £80.

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Cllr Neil Cutler, cabinet member for finance and performance, said: “Fly-tipping has a hugely negative impact on our communities, as well as causing untold harm to the local environment and wildlife. Witnesses are crucial to providing the necessary evidence, as it has proved in this case, and we encourage anyone who witnesses a fly-tipping incident to come forward.

“We would ask anyone with any reports or evidence to submit it to us via the Your Winchester app, the report form on the council website or by contacting our Customer Services Team on 0300 300 0013. We’re determined to continue to take action against those who commit this crime.”