Blaby district resident fined for selling cars illegally

justiceA Blaby district resident has been fined almost £400 after illegally advertising three cars for sale in a small cul-de-sac.

Mr Aavi Lillepa, from Kilby, was found guilty under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act on Friday October 25 at Leicester Magistrates Court.

It is illegal to expose for sale two or more vehicles within 500m of each other on a public road.

The Council found Mr Lillepa regularly parked up to seven cars on Wells Avenue, a small cul-de-sac in Kilby, making access for neighbours difficult.

He was originally offered a £75 Fixed Penalty Notice for the offence, but did not pay this.

It then went to court where he was given a full fine and ordered to pay full costs to Blaby District Council, which together totalled nearly £2,000. However, on appeal to the Crown Court this was reduced to just under £400.

Councillor Guy Jackson, portfolio holder for Regulatory and Neighbourhood Services, said:

“This kind of offence causes a nuisance for neighbours and the local community and is not tolerated by Blaby District Council. The fine highlights that it is also seen as serious in the eyes of the court.”

For more information or to report an environmental crime visit www.blaby.gov.uk, email env.health@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7555.

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