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Luton man fined nearly £2,000 for fly-tipping offence in Kensworth

Monday, 20 March 2023

A man from Luton has received a bill of close to £2,000 after fly-tipping was found on the highway at The Lynch, Kensworth, Bedfordshire.

Mr Mohammad Yousuf from Fallowfield in Luton was caught after our Environmental Protection team attended and investigated a van-sized fly-tip, on the public highway in Kensworth.

The waste consisted of items used in a house refurbishment, including a bathroom suite, broken tiles, kitchen and bathroom cupboards, paint and rubbish bags.

A thorough examination found evidence that linked the dumped waste to a property Yousuf owned and rented out on Ashburnham Road in Luton.

During an interview, Yousuf admitted to paying someone cash to take the waste, but he did not check for a waste carrier licence or obtain a waste transfer note.

Yousuf attended Luton Crown Court on 14 March and pleaded guilty to the offence. He was fined £1,083 and ordered to pay costs of £675 and a victim surcharge of £108. The total was £1,866.

If you see someone fly-tipping or wish to report fly-tipped waste on council land, please report this online, giving as much detail as possible. All reports of fly-tipping on private land should be reported to the landowner.

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