Phone shop staff prosecuted flytipping

By on 07/10/2016 in News

A Birmingham man who fly tipped waste in Erdington has been ordered to pay £600 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (7 October 2016).

Mohammad Iftikhar Hussain, 38, of Amberley Grove, Holford, pleaded guilty to an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. He was £200 and ordered to pay £400 court costs.

Birmingham City Council brought the prosecution after controlled waste linked to Hussain’s business – A K Mobiles Ltd, based at 260 Slade Road, Erdington – was found in St Thomas’s Road, Erdington on 14 July 2015.

Officers issued a demand for information from the business, but they were sent fraudulent documents, made to look as if they had been issued by Holborn Waste Ltd.

Hussain’s associate, Muhammad Asif, 29, of Hutton Road, Handsworth, pleaded guilty to three offences: two under the Fraud Act 2006 and one under Environmental Protection Act 1990 at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on 15 September 2016.

Asif was fined £220 and ordered to pay £500 towards court costs.

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, said: “Cleaner streets are a top priority for residents, businesses and visitors – so we need everyone to take pride in this great city.

“Every incident of flytipping costs the taxpayer money that could be much better spent on other vital frontline services – which is why we have zero-tolerance approach on waste dumped on the city’s streets.

“We will use all the powers at our disposal, from education to fixed penalty notices to court action to ensure this remains the case.”


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