A Wrexham man has been prosecuted for the second time for burning cable to recover metal.
Mr John Wayne Clutton was caught in a neighbours garden burning the cable which is contrary to the Clean Air Act 1993.
Magistrates in Wrexham fined him £600 for the offence and ordered him to pay £100 costs and a victim surcharge of £60.00. Mr Clutton was not present at court.
Cllr David Griffiths, Lead Member for Public Protection, said: “Congratulatons must again go to our officers for this successful prosecution. This type of behaviour is anti social and our residents should not have to put up with it.
“It is very frustrating however that this offender continues to flout the law and officers will be looking at other legal options they can ask a court to impose if there is a repeat of this offence. We will continue to monitor this situation and will of course take further action if necessary.”
Mr Clutton was prosecuted late last year for 3 counts of the same offence and was fined £500 for each offence and ordered to pay