Chatham garage owner extradited to native Poland after being caught flytipping in Rainham
A 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
This flagged up the fact he
was wanted for an offence in his native Poland under a European
When Medway's enforcement officers
uncovered his address details, he was extradited to his home
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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