Operation Trident delivers another successful prosecution

Published October 11, 2021 at 15:23

Rossendale Council’s fight against fly tipping and abandoned vehicles across the borough Operation Tridenthas had another successful prosecution.  

The operation coordinates a three-pronged approach of Education, Enforcement and Removal, which aims to hold to account those responsible. 

Miss Leanne Kaut of Lytham Street, Rochdale was found to be the registered owner of a vehicle abandoned on Burnley Road, Weir. 

The car had no current MOT and no road tax. The blue Suzuki Vitara was mouldy inside, full of rubbish and had debris under it, indicating it had been there for some time. 

A fixed penalty notice was issued to Miss Kaut which she failed to pay resulting in the court proceedings.  

Miss Kaut, who did not attend court for the hearing at Burnley Magistrates on 7th October, was fined £440 and ordered to pay £150 in legal costs, £240 investigation costs and £44 victim surcharge – £874 in total. 

Councillor Steve Hughes said: “Operation Trident is really beginning to take effect now with more and more successful prosecutions. 

Whilst this demonstrates the tough stance we are willing to take, we also want to see the number of abandoned vehicles and fly tipping coming down, so we don’t have to prosecute. 

We realise that this takes a bit more time and education but hopefully people will see the tough stance we are taking and will think twice before dumping their rubbish or leaving their vehicles. 

Rossendale Council takes these issues very seriously and we are committed to delivering a cleaner and greener borough.  


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