‘Britain’s worst fly-tipper’ jailed for tyre dumping in Stratford

Branded “Britain’s worst fly-tipper”, a rogue waste contractor was jailed for three months today for his latest environmental scam - dumping tyres in a warehouse in High Street, Stratford.

Malcolm Regan, 46, is said to have cost the taxpayer millions of pounds in clean-up costs by illegally unloading waste around London, including around Stratford the Olympic site, the back door of the courthouse where he was being prosecuted and Pudding Mill River.

He disposed of the loads through his firms M&D Tyres and M&T Tyres and has been previously jailed for abandoning waste along with a 10-year ASBO, banning him from associating with his accomplices and dealing in tyres.

Judge Mark Bishop told Regan, from Chelmsford, at Inner London Crown Court: “Offences of this kind are antisocial and give no thought to the effect on others”, adding “The custody threshold is passed.”