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Abandoned car in Olney costs MK motorist £1,600

A motorist who abandoned an untaxed vehicle in Olney has been ordered to pay more than £1,600 following an investigation by MK Council’s Environmental Crime Unit.

The Council was alerted to reports of an abandoned and untaxed Citreon on a residential street in Olney earlier this spring. Environmental Crime Officers served a notice on the vehicle and sent a letter to its owner asking them to move it. Officers returned a week later to find the car untouched and initiated legal proceedings.


The motorist from Kents Hill in Milton Keynes didn’t cooperate with the Council’s investigation and failed to attend a later court hearing. They were found guilty in their absence and ordered to pay more than £1,600 in fines, costs and compensation.


Cllr Lauren Townsend, Cabinet Member for Public Realm at MK Council said: “This motorist could have received a good price for their unwanted vehicle, instead of dumping it in a street for someone else to deal with. My thanks go to our Environmental Crime Unit for their continued efforts to keep MK’s streets clean and safe.”

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