Dartford fly tipper jailed and handed Criminal Behaviour Order



Alfie Ryan, 44, has been jailed for 60 days for fly-tipping offences carried out while being banned from driving.

At Maidstone Magistrates’ Court, Ryan was also handed a 120-day prison sentence for driving whilst disqualified, both sentences will run concurrently. Between July 2021 and April 2022, Ryan dumped waste at three locations across Dartford, including Brooklands Lakes, which posed a risk to local wildlife.

Ryan pleaded guilty to all offences, including a charge of conduct causing or likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress, for which he was handed a 10-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).

The CBO’s conditions require Ryan to not be in a vehicle carrying waste not produced by his household, be in a vehicle carrying commercial waste, be employed in the waste industry, or advertise or promote waste collection, carrying or disposal.

This sentencing serves as a lesson to anyone plotting to dump waste around our borough.

Between 22 July and 25 August in 2021, the court heard that Ryan dumped household waste, toys and a hot tub outside garages in Dartford. The court was also told the defendant fly-tipped more waste in a car park in January 2022 before leaving wood, black plastic bags and paint tubs near a lake in April 2022.

Commenting on the sentencing, Leader of the Council Jeremy Kite said: “It isn’t often you see an immediate custodial sentence for fly-tippers, but the level of offence in this case was so serious that the court saw no other option.

“Fly-tipping is a blight upon our borough. Fortunately, the great work of our enforcement team, together with Kent Police, saw this offender brought to justice. The CBO is another deterrent against anyone else who considers committing this selfish crime.

“This sentencing serves as a lesson to anyone plotting to dump waste around our borough. Dartford council will use its full powers to bring offenders to justice and stop your criminal behaviour.”

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