Two men have been prosecuted by a council for anti-social activity.

The men were fined after being prosecuted by Great Yarmouth Borough Council for fly-tipping and failing to pick up dog waste.  

Simon Marsh, 33, of Newnham Green in Gorleston, admitted dumping about a dozen bags of rubbish in Hopton and was fined £253.  

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge to the council of £101, compensation of £269.24 and costs of £381. 

On March 5, Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court heard complaints had been received last August about fly-tipping in Longfullans Lane in Hopton.

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Eastern Daily Press: A photograph showing the fly-tipped waste in HoptonA photograph showing the fly-tipped waste in Hopton (Image: Great Yarmouth Borough Council)

When the rubbish was searched, items were found that were traced to Marsh’s home address.  

The court was told that, when interviewed under caution, Marsh admitted dumping the bags of rubbish and was later charged under Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act. 

Nigel Aldridge, 70, of Thieves Lane in Attleborough, admitted an offence under Great Yarmouth’s Public Space Protection Order of failing to clear up after a dog had fouled. 

Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court was told on March 5 that the council had received a complaint last June that someone had failed to clear up after their dog in California Road in California.  

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Eastern Daily Press: Aldridge was identified by CCTV footage in California Road, CaliforniaAldridge was identified by CCTV footage in California Road, California (Image: Google Maps)

CCTV footage identified Aldridge as the offender and he was fined £40, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £16 and costs of £200. 

A spokesman for Great Yarmouth Borough Council said: ‘’The council will always seek to prosecute those who blight our communities by fly-tipping, dog fouling and other anti-social behaviour.  

‘’These offences damage our environment and have an impact on the community and should not be tolerated. 

“We are always grateful to people who report offences to the council so that we are able to take appropriate action.  

‘’We would urge people to contact us to report incidents via email at or by calling 01493 847478.’’