Fine on the Menu for Fly-tipping Restaurant

The owner of a Southall restaurant has been fined more than £3,700 after his staff dumped rubbish in the street. The prosecution on Monday 10 September 2012 at Uxbridge Magistrates Court follows an investigation by Ealing Council’s Envirocrime Prevention Service.

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Abdirizak Ahmed Yusuf, owner of Somali restaurant, Gafun at 74, The Green, was found guilty on seven charges of failing to prevent staff leaving sacks of waste on the pavement. CCTV images showed staff from the restaurant on The Green putting the rubbish on the pavement on seven nights in April this year. Mr Yusuf was fined £2,800 and ordered to pay costs of £967.15 and a £15 victim surcharge, bringing the total to £3782.15.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Transport and Environment said: “Businesses are responsible for their waste and for the actions of their staff. We work closely with traders to ensure they understand the law and their responsibilities for keeping Ealing clean. There is no excuse for dumping rubbish in the street and we will continue to take action to fine businesses we find do not adhere to the rules.”

Fly-tipping can be reported on Ealing’s 24-hour Grimebusters hotline on 020 8825 8825.