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Fly-tipper ordered to pay over £1000 at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court

Credit: Cardiff Council

Abdonoor Ali, 44, from Pentre Street in Grangetown has been ordered to pay over £1,000 at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on November 5thfor fly-tipping waste on land close to Hamadryad Park in Butetown last year.

Following a complaint from a member of the public, photos and mobile phone footage were handed over to the Council’s Waste Enforcement team to investigate the dumping of furniture, cardboard, suitcases and green bags that were dumped in the hours of darkness, late at night on February 24th, 2019

Following an investigation that followed, evidence was found in the green bags that was traced back to Mr Ali’s address in Grangetown. Mr Ali carried out the crime using a work vehicle – where he worked at the time – licensed to Ravenstat Ltd, a business based on James Street in Cardiff.

Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and the Environment, Cllr Michael Michael said: “When Mr Ali was brought in for interview, he did accept the green bags were his, but went on to tell our officers that his son had unloaded the furniture at Hamadryad Park, purely to store it there until it could be placed in his father’s garage at a later date.

“The defence given in this case is almost comical, but the offence he has committed is certainly not. Fly-tipping is completely unnecessary and is a blight on the communities that we all live in. Our message to the people who continue to fly tip is stop, or we will catch you and we will bring you before the courts.”

Abdonoor Ali was fined £500, ordered to pay costs of £560 and a victim surcharge of £50.