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Garston fly tipper, Tammy Moseley, caught out after 30 bags of waste dumped in North Watford Cemetery
A woman has had a curfew imposed on her after being convicted of dumping rubbish in North Watford Cemetery.
Tammy Moseley, of East Drive, Garston, was tracked down by council officials after 30 black bags of cardboard, plastic packaging, household and garden waste were dumped in the graveyard off North Western Avenue.
Watford Borough Council said the waste was left at the rear of the back gardens in East Drive, near Moseley's home.
Environmental Crime Officers discovered evidence in the rubbish which, through a number of third parties, led them to Moseley.
When interviewed under caution at Watford Borough Council on October 4, 2012, Moseley denied responsibility for the fly tip, but could not explain how the rubbish ended up at the rear of her property.
She pleaded not guilty to fly tipping at Watford Magistrates' Court on May 13 and elected for trial at the crown court.
However she changed her plea to guilty at Harrow Crown Court on August 19 where she admitted dumping 17 black bags of waste in the woodland on North Watford Cemetery to the rear of her property.
On September 23, Moseley was sentenced to a three month curfew order preventing her from leaving her property between 8.00pm and 7.00am. She was also given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £600 towards the prosecution’s costs.
Councillor Keith Crout, portfolio holder for Environmental Health and Licensing said: "Fly tipping is an anti-social crime that also is damaging to the environment.
"This type of crime costs council tax payers money, added to the fact that there are numerous ways that residents can safely and legally dispose of a wide range of rubbish and waste meaning that there really is no need to ever flytip.
"The sentence given to Ms Moseley shows that the courts agree with us that these offences are serious and that people should think twice before contemplating fly tipping."
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