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Council successfully prosecute man stopped in Droitwich
1:20pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
WYCHAVON District Council has successfully prosecuted a man for carrying scrap without a licence.
Nathan John Locke, 26, of Highfield Road, Tipton, was stopped by police and a trading standards officer in Fernhill Heath, Droitwich, in April, while he was driving a vehicle that was carrying scrap metal.
Because Locke failed to produce a Waste Carrier Licence, the trading standards officer issued him with an infringement notice, and passed the information to the council.
In May, Locke was again stopped in his vehicle by police, this time in Worcester. Once again the vehicle contained scrap metal, and again the information was passed to the authority Wychavon.
Locke was invited for a Police and Criminal Evidence interview on two occasions, but he didn’t respond or attend the interviews. Further investigations found Locke had been prosecuted for similar offences on a previous occasion the council had felt formal action was necessary.
At Worcester Magistrates Court on August 15 Locke pleaded guilty to carrying scrap without a licence or transfer notes on the two separate occasions.
He was fined a total of £1,075, which included court costs and victims surcharge.
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