Two brothers, one of whom is director of a takeaway outlet, have been fined £9,000 after admitting fly-tipping catering equipment and other materials from a refurbishment.
Kashif Ibrahim, 46, and Aamar Raza, 50, both of Ilford, pleaded guilty to two separate fly tips on Wanstead Flats and a third on Ford Sports and Social Club land in Newbury Park at Barkingside Magistrates Court.
Ibrahim’s company, MAK Ilford, based at 958 Eastern Avenue, Newbury Park, also admitted to three charges of fly-tipping.
The fly tips contained catering equipment, appliances, waste materials, signage, correspondence and builder’s rubble, and were found in February last year.
Enforcement officers from Redbridge Council investigated the offences and discovered each had ties back to 958 Eastern Avenue.
The team identified Ibrahim as the director and owner of MAK Chicken and Pizza and also wanted to speak to Raza.
Both were interviewed under caution and admitted using a contact, supplied through a friend, to remove all of the rubbish from the shop’s refurbishment for £120 cash.
While neither Ibrahim nor Raza were present when the waste was removed from the alleyway at the rear of their shop, Raza received a text message saying that ‘the job had been done’ and that his contact was awaiting payment.
Raza later met an associate of the contact and paid him £120 cash. Despite extensive inquiries, the contact used by both men to take the waste away, has not yet been identified.
MAK Ilford was ordered to pay £6,656 in fines and court costs for the three incidents. Ibrahim and Raza were also ordered to pay £1,276 each.
Councillor Sheila Bain, cabinet member for Civic Pride, said: “When business cut corners like this they often think they are saving themselves money but a total bill from the court for £9,207.52 clearly proves otherwise. This result, like those before them, shows that Redbridge will absolutely not tolerate this behaviour. There is no excuse for failing to dispose of your rubbish properly.”
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