Basildon waste dumper given extra prison time

Written by: Jo Gallacher | Published:
Egan was given an extra two weeks for each of the five offences

A Basildon waste dumper who was already serving time in prisons has had his sentence increased.

Patrick Joseph Egan, 30 of Grange Road, dumped five large piles of waste illegally outside business sites in Essex and London in one month.

Egan pleaded guilty to three charges of illegally dumping waste using a lorry and was disqualified from driving at the time of the offences.

He admitted two further charges of ‘knowingly causing’ the deposit of waste at two other locations.

These charges, which result in a further two weeks for each of the five offences, will be added to the current prison sentence Egan is serving for similar offences in Beckton.

Egan had a previous conviction for operating without a waste carrier licence in January 2017.

Lesley Roberston, Environment Agency enforcement team leader, said: “Fly-tipping is a blight on the countryside. When the amount of waste tipped is this significant, it is not just an eyesore or a huge inconvenience for those whose land have been dumped on, it is waste crime.

“Waste criminals undermine legitimate businesses, often leaving those dumped on to foot the clean-up.”

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