Owner of car dumped in Milton Keynes car park ordered to pay almost £1,700

    A motorist who dumped their Subaru in a residential car park has been ordered to pay almost £1,700 in fines and costs.

    The Subaru Impreza was dumped in Newton Leys in March.

    The motorist was found guilty of abandoning the vehicle at MK Magistrates on 8th October.

    After following up reports of the dumped vehicle, the council’s Environmental Crime Unit served it a seven day notice and informed the owner of the vehicle by letter to their home address.

    The vehicle owner failed to respond to the letter or pay the £200 Fixed Penalty Notice and was subsequently asked to appear in court.

    Despite not attending court, the motorist was found guilty in absence and ordered to pay almost £1,700, including a £440 fine, investigation and legal costs of £728.70 and £465 for the vehicle’s recovery and destruction.

    Cllr Lauren Townsend, Cabinet Member for Public Realm said: “This motorist should have scrapped their car with a licensed scrap metal dealer and they would’ve been paid for doing so.

    “Abandoning your car for someone else to clean up for you just isn’t acceptable.  It’s a crime and we’ll find you. I hope this case sends out a clear message to anyone thinking of doing the same.”

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