A woman has been fined after dumping her boyfriend’s rubbish on two adjoining roads.

Su Larcombe from Collier Row was slapped with a £577 fine after leaving three bags of her boyfriend’s rubbish in Woodford Avenue – the A1400 – and Grasmere Gardens.

Redbridge Council enforcement officers traced the fly-tip back to the 59-year-old’s boyfriend, living in Redbridge, and eventually to Larcombe.

After refusing to pay her initial Fixed Penalty Notice, totalling £400, she was taken to court.

Appearing at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Friday, January 31, Larcombe pled guilty to fly-tipping, and was fined £143, ordered to pay costs of £360 and clear-up costs of £42. A victim’s surcharge of £32 was also imposed.

Leader of the council, Cllr Jas Athwal said: “Redbridge is our home and no one has the right to dump their rubbish on our streets. Our enforcement team tracked down Ms Larcombe all the way to Havering and now she has had to pay the price for fly-tipping in our borough.

“Our message is simple, those who choose to ruin our local environment will be caught and they will face the consequences of their selfish behaviour.”

Cllr John Howard, cabinet member for civic pride, said: “Our residents deserve to live in a clean and safe environment, which is why we take a zero-tolerance stance against this type of grime crime.

“There is no excuse for fly-tipping. If you live in the borough, we provide bulky waste collections, along with access to recycling centres where items can be disposed of for free.”

To convict fly-tippers, the council often relies on witness statements. Residents are urged to help keep Redbridge clean and green by reporting anyone they know fly-tipping, or if they witness the dumping of rubbish in the borough.

This can be done online or by calling 020 8554 5000.

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