Rusholme Driver Fly-tipper picks up bill of nearly £400

A driver has been ordered to pay almost £400 after being caught fly-tipping household items in Rusholme.

Mohammed Zulqurwain, aged 35, of Ellesmere Road, Eccles, was fined £200 with £150 costs and a £20 victim of crime surcharge – a total of £370.

Manchester City Council launched an investigation after the incident was captured on CCTV in October 2015.

The video evidence showed a driver fly-tipping items – including a large red sofa – from a vehicle on Eva Street, Rusholme.

The registered keeper of the vehicle, Zulqurwain, was invited by investigating officers to respond to questions about the incident under caution but declined the opportunity.

Zulqurwain pleaded guilty to the offence of fly-tipping at a hearing at Manchester Magistrates Court on Wednesday 7 December 2016.

Executive Member for Neighbourhoods, Councillor Nigel Murphy, said: “This prosecution sends a message to those considering blighting our neighbourhoods that, if you are caught fly-tipping, we will not hesitate to prosecute.

“There’s no excuse for this illegal behaviour and we share residents’ disgust and frustration with the minority of anti-social individuals and businesses who fly-tip in our neighbourhoods.”

Manchester residents wishing to report a fly-tipping incident, or who have information which could help to catch a fly-tipper, should visit www.manchester.gov.uk/flytipping

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