Fly-tipper given four-figure fine

AN ANDOVER man has been fined thousands of pounds after fly-tipping.

Melvut Bilgic admitted failing to take all reasonable measures to prevent fly-tipping in Andover on or before August 21, 2020, and one count of disposing of household waste in a manner likely to cause pollution to the environment or harm to human health on August 27 of the same year.

Appearing before Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on September 8, Bilgic, of Wolversdene Road, was fined £3,333.

He must also pay costs of £1,217.87 and a victim surcharge of £190, leading to a total bill of £4,740.87.

Assault sentence delayed

AN ANDOVER man who admitted assaulting three police officers has had his case adjourned again.

David Roderick Elbourn was not sentenced at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last week because of a lack of court time, documents show.

The 58-year-old, of Launcelot Close, had, at a hearing in January, pleaded guilty to assaulting officers Thomas Stewart, Rhianwen Evans and Luke Boxall in Andover on November 12, 2020.

Elbourn was released on unconditional bail and is now expected to be sentenced on October 25.

Fraudulent MOT

A MAN who dishonestly issued three MOT certificates despite not performing the tests has been fined.
Geoffrey Michael Wild, of Taylor Crescent in Ludgershall, was charged with three counts of fraud.

Wild issued the MOT certificates for three vehicles on June 10 at Multi Service Centre on Andover Road in Faberstown, without performing the MOT tests as prescribed.

The charges also state that he intended to make a gain, or expose another to a loss.

Being sentenced at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last week, the 35-year-old was fined £120.

He must also pay costs of £450 and a £34 victim surcharge.

Escape from custody

A MAN has been charged with dangerous driving and escaping custody.

David Jeffrey Langley, of Earls Court Road in Amesbury, was in lawful custody in the town on December 11, 2020 when he allegedly escaped.

He’s further charged with dangerous driving and being behind the wheel of a Ford Transit van through roads from Amesbury to Ludgershall.

The 42-year-old was remanded into custody pending the next hearing at Salisbury Crown Court on October 15.

A303 speeder handed fine

A MAN has admitted speeding on the A303 near Andover.

Paul Constantin Lazar, of Windsor Street, Salisbury, pleaded guilty to exceeding 70mph, driving a Volvo S40 car along the A303 in Cholderton on April 29 last year.

He was fined £294 and was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and costs of £110. Lazar was given six points on his licence.

Case withdrawn

AN ANDOVER man accused of failing to pay a train fare has had his case dropped.

Connor James Adams, of Winchester Gardens, was accused of failing to pay a £14.70 rail fare at Westbury station on April 23.

However, prosecutors withdrew the charge last week.