Search

Two Newham men bailed for issuing bogus council fines

PUBLISHED: 16:04 21 November 2012

Two men who issued bogus fines claiming to represent Newham Council enforcement officers have been bailed.

A 24-year-old man from the E7 area and a 30-year-old man from the E16 area were arrested on Friday Nov 18 for allegedly issuing fraudulent on-the-spot cash fines for offences such as selling alcohol to under 18-year-olds and food safety offences - even issuing receipts.

Both suspects are on police bail to return to an east London police station on Monday Dec 10.

For residents’ information, Newham Council said they never issue on-the-spot cash fines but instead issue enforcement notices that have to be paid within 10 or 14 days.

Members of the public, particularly small retailers, who have been approached in this way recently, should contact the police’s Licensing and Total Enforcement Unit on 0203 373 3972. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Anyone who suspects they have paid an on the spot cash “fine” should get in touch with the receipt number issued at the time and any further details.

A Newham Council spokesman said: “As this is an ongoing criminal investigation there will be no further comment at this time.”

Latest Newham News Stories

This specially designed ‘beach bin’ could be the future of the seaside after winning a competition to help reduce plastic pollution.

Yesterday, 17:31

A new 86 acre “industrial-led” business and hotel park is coming to Beckton.

London
Yesterday, 11:54

Workers on the Docklands Light Railway are to hold a 48 hour strike over a “comprehensive breakdown” of industrial relations.

Yesterday, 10:02

A sponsorship deal for the Newham Collegiate Sixth Form has been completed, making it part of the City of London Academies Trust.

London

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Read more

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now