Dumped car costs Stafford man over £500

A man who abandoned a car in Stafford has been ordered to pay more than £500 by a court.

A notice to remove the Vauxhall Zafira was posted on the car, on the town’s Beaconside, in March but was still abandoned at the end of May. A fixed penalty was sent to the owner but was not paid.

The man from Littleworth area of Stafford was found guilty in his absence by magistrates at Newcastle Under Lyme and was fined £200 and told to pay costs of £342.50 including a victim surcharge, last month.

In December two men were also fined by magistrates after cars were dumped in areas of Stafford.

Over the last 12 months around 100 people have been given fines or prosecuted for a range of environmental offences by Stafford Borough Council – including littering, dog fouling and abandoning vehicles.

You can find out more from www.staffordbc.gov.uk/keepitclean