Court action for fly tipping landlord


Evidence found amongst fly-tipped refuse in Hill Lane, Countesthorpe

A Leicester landlord has been fined over £800 after a large amount of illegally dumped waste was found on Hill  Lane, Countesthorpe.


Comall Masih, 52, of Hastings Walk, BraunstoneTown, was caught out after unopened letters addressed to previous tenants were found amongst the rubbish, which included 30 black bin liners, two mattresses and a lot of household waste.


During the investigation it emerged Comall employed two men to clear one of his properties, Harrison Road, Leicester, which had been left in a state by the previous tenants.


He was interviewed at Blaby District Council on 23rd February 2012, where he confirmed it was his vehicle that was used for the clearance of the property and disposal of the waste.


Comall appeared at Leicester Magistrates court on July 13 and pleaded guilty.


He was fined£812.50, £500 fine with £297.50 full costs and £15.00 victim support.


Councillor Guy Jackson, portfolio holder for regulatory and neighbourhood services said:

“Mr Masih had a duty of care to dispose of the waste appropriately, however the waste never reached a licensed waste contractor and instead was found on Hill Lane, Countesthorpe.


“Blaby District Council has a zero tolerance to fly tipping and will thoroughly investigate all complaints and incidents of fly tipping. The substantial fine highlights that the offence is also serious in the eyes of the court.”


To report fly tipping or any other environmental crimes visit, email call 0116 272 7555.

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