Man Charged And Fined For Fly-Tipping In Birmingham
A 35-year-old man who decided to dump business waste on Saltley Street has been fined in excess of £1,400 after a prosecution by Birmingham City Council.
Mohammed Rizwan Khan, from College Road, admitted to four different offenses regarding disposed of items such as cardboard, paper, polystyrene, and plastic packaging that was dumped on Crawford Street on 5 March 2022.
He was seen on CCTV footage dumping the rubbish in a vehicle loaded with false plates. The car was found outside of his business on Washwood Heath Road. The evidence related to this case was collected by the council’s waste enforcement team, specifically showing the offender accessing the vehicle.
17 days later he was spotted in the same place but with the correct license plates. This is where the offender’s name and residence were confirmed. His vehicle was seized for tax and fly-tipping offenses.
He later admitted to illegally disposing of the items and also failed to provide the police with written information on how his business disposed of its waste. Both offenses fall under the environmental protection act of 1990.
His other offense, that he pleaded guilty to, was using a fraudulent license plate, he was further charged with driving without insurance too.
During the court proceedings, he stated that he was receiving universal credit. He was then fined £320 for dumping the waste, and ordered to pay a £32 victim surcharge as well as a further charge of £1,065.35. He also received 6 points on his driving license.
Cabinet Member for Environment said, “There are plenty of legitimate ways to get rid of waste in this city and I hope this warns others who might be tempted into doing the same – we’ll prosecute you.”
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