Forest Gate restaurant manager fined for fly-tipping

CCTV image of sofa being dumped in East Ham (Picture: Newham Council)

CCTV image of sofa being dumped in East Ham (Picture: Newham Council) - Credit: Archant

A restaurant manager has been ordered to pay Newham Council more than £2,000 for repeatedly dumping rubbish in a busy Forest Gate street.

Faisal Mian, 34, of Shrewsbury Road, was charged with fly-tipping after staff members were caught dumping food and rubbish outside the restaurant, Zu Sizzlers, in Green Street, five times in October last year.

The defendant appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court on September 3 where he pleaded guilty to the charge.

Magistrates issued him with a £200 fine and ordered him to pay the council £2,234.70 in costs for clearing the rubbish and investigating the case. He also had to pay a £20 victim surcharge.

On the same day Khalid Sheikh, 31, of Ley Street, Ilford, pleaded guilty to dumping 28 black bags of rubbish from a house clearance, in Queens Road, Upton Park, on Wednesday 15 July 2015.

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Magistrates sentenced him to pay a £280 fine, £651 costs and £28 victim surcharge.

Hammad Ali, 26, of Wall End Road, East Ham, was fined £100 and ordered to pay £419 costs and a £20 victim surcharge after pleading guilty to fly tipping a sofa in Dukes Road, East Ham, at 6pm on March 29.

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Councillor Ian Corbett, mayoral advisor for environment and leisure, said: “Dumping rubbish in our borough’s streets is not a victimless crime - it is a blight that is affecting the lives of our law abiding residents.

“It creates an bad impression of the borough, leads to vermin problems and one black bag can often quickly become a collection of rubbish on a street corner, which is costly to clear up.

“Newham Council does not shy away from taking action against those that are intent on ruining our environment for others. We will pursue them to court if we have to so that they get a criminal record, and the council gets our costs back.”

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