Boats Illegally Moored on River Thames Prosecuted

Boats Illegally Moored on River Thames Prosecuted

29 June 2015

Spelthorne Council has successfully prosecuted the owners of three boats illegally moored on the River Thames at the public moorings adjacent to Dockett Eddy Lane in Shepperton and at the public mooring at King’s Lawn in Sunbury-on-Thames.

The Council prosecuted the boaters having received complaints of some boaters persistently mooring in excess of the 24 hours permitted within a 48 hour period at these sites. Magistrates decided the defendants had moored in contravention of Spelthorne's Byelaws and ruled that they should pay a total of £1400 in fines and £1050 in costs paid to the Council.

Photo: River Thames (photo by Andy Clarke)

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