Three men reported over Grangemouth fly-tipping incident

Three men have been reported by police in connection with a fly-tipping incident in Grangemouth.

By Jonathon Reilly
Friday, 22nd January 2021, 4:44 pm
Updated Sunday, 24th January 2021, 9:06 am

The trio, aged 22, 25 and 26, were allegedly caught emptying the contents of a van in McCafferty Way on Thursday night.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “After being given advice on loading the items back into their van, they were informed that they would be reported for the offence.”

In November we told how figures showed few fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping had been issued in Falkirk district in recent years – and even fewer were actually paid.

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Three men have been reported in connection with a fly-tipping incident in Grangemouth. Picture: Michael Gillen.

The stats also revealed there wasn’t a single prosecution for fly-tipping in the region between 2014 and 2020.

A report showed fly-tipping costs Scotland £1 million every single week.

The fixed penalty for the offence is £200 and if that's not paid, culprits may be prosecuted with the risk of a fine of up to £40,000.

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