A Polish national, who ran a garage in Chatham, has been extradited after being caught fly tipping in Rainham
owner of a garage in Chatham has been extradited when it was
discovered he was wanted for an offence in Poland after he was
Mariusz Sobolewski, owner of
VM Autos, Second Avenue, Chatham, was being investigated by Medway
Council for dumped tyres in Lower Rainham Road in September
When Sobolewski failed to
appear in court on May 22, 2012, and again on the adjourned date of
July 31, 2012, a warrant was issued for his arrest.
This in turn flagged up that
he was wanted for an offence in his native Poland under a European
When Medway’s officers
uncovered his address details, he was duly extradited to his home
Medway Council’s case will
now not be heard but the actions of the council’s environment
enforcement officers in reporting the flytipping has assisted the
authorities in Europe in identifying, arresting and extraditing
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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