Bench warrant issued in dumping case

A bench warrant was issued for a woman charged with dumping in the Arklow area.

Environment officer Tommy Nolan of Wicklow County Council gave evidence in the case which was supported by CCTV which was provided by the PURE Project.

A vehicle registered to Anne Connors with an address at Vale road, Arklow was filmed reversing into a wood road in Kilcarra, where a man got out and emptied the vehicle of its contents.

The judge viewed the CCTV footage and requested Anne Connors appear before the court to identify the driver.

Wicklow County Council offered to meet the defendant in relation to the matter but all correspondence had been ignored.

Ian Davis, Project Manager of Pure stated,

‘Pure has deployed covert CCTV at a number of sites in the Wicklow/Dublin Uplands.  These locations are continually affected by illegal dumping and we are determined to catch those responsible.  A number of people have already been issued with litter fines and more cases will be coming before the courts.’

Pure are collaborating with Wicklow County Council Environmental Enforcement Team, Coillte, and the National Parks and Wildlife Service, and the project will continue their covert CCTV operations in the Wicklow/Dublin uplands stating that they are determined to further reduce this environmental scourge.



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