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Chatham garage owner extradited to native Poland after being caught flytipping in Rainham

Medway CouncilA Chatham garage owner has been extradited to Poland - after it was discovered he was wanted for an offence in his native country when he was caught flytipping.

Mariusz Sobolewski, owner of VM Autos, in Second Avenue, was being investigated by Medway Council after tyres were dumped in Lower Rainham Road in September 2011.

When Sobolewski failed to appear in court on May 22 and again on July 31, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

This flagged up the fact he was wanted for an offence in his native Poland under a European Arrest Warrant.

When Medway's enforcement officers uncovered his address details, he was extradited to his home country.

Medway Council's flytipping case will now not be heard.

Cllr Mike O'Brien, who is in charge of community safety, said: "This success shows how important it is to work together to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour, and although our case will now not be pursued I’m pleased we were able to help colleagues in Poland."

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