Are these Britain’s stupidest fly-tippers?
Are these Britain’s stupidest fly-tippers? Furniture firm dumps rubbish just yards from their shop
Are these Britain’s stupidest fly-tippers? Furniture firm dumps rubbish just yards from their shop, using their OWN company van
- Workers were filmed dumping mattresses and wood in the alley next to the store
- Staff used own company van with giant logo and contact details on the side
- Crazy Discounts store in Finchley, north London, was fined almost £10,000
A furniture firm has been prosecuted after CCTV caught staff dumping rubbish just yards from their own shop.
Workers from Crazy Discounts were recorded chucking mattresses and wood in the alley next to the store in Finchley, north London.
The litterbugs used a company vehicle with a giant logo to abandon the junk, with footage clearly showing the firm’s name and phone number on the side of the van.
CCTV images showed the alleyway, where the rubbish was dumped illegally (above) and the van (left), with the company’s name and contact details clearly on display.
The shop is only yards away from the alley, pictured out of the shot and left. Before the firm was caught, taxpayers were forking out almost £1,200 a week to clean the alley
This was all caught on CCTV and Barnet Council soon began investigating, although they didn’t have to look too far.
To catch the crooks Barnet Council investigators set up a camera and watched them dump rubbish five times from 21 December 2017 and 4 July this year.
Before they were caught taxpayers were forking out almost £1,200 a week to clean the alley.
The firm pleaded guilty to five fly-tipping offences in court earlier this week and were hit with £10,000 costs.
Cllr Dean Cohen, Chairman of the Barnet Council Environment Committee, said: ‘Fly-tipping is a criminal activity that can seriously pollute the environment and put human health at risk.
Pictured on CCTV, the firm pleaded guilty to five fly-tipping offences in court earlier this week
‘It’s also a downright nuisance and costs this council alone tens of thousands of pounds a year to dispose of.
‘It may seem like a cheap and easy option, but we will not tolerate fly-tipping of any form, and we will prosecute the people behind it.’
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