Huddersfield businessman Mohammed Eesaa Zaman has council run over Mercedes after rubbish dump
A tipper has had his Mercedes van run over by Kirklees Council as the authority warns anyone who gives flying tips will receive the same treatment.
Mohammed Eesaa Zaman, director of Bedworld Ltd Zaman of Huddersfield and an employee of the company, pleaded guilty to discharge of flies at Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court.
Following the guilty plea, a destruction order was granted and Zaman’s Mercedes van valued at £8,000. It was quickly sent to the crusher and a video posted by the council above shows the moment it was torn apart.
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The court heard that Zaman was seen supervising the loading of rubbish into the Mercedes van at a house in Walker Street in Earlheaton. Zamam was then seen also supervising the unloading of waste to be unloaded at Dewsbury on the same day.
The dumped waste consists of construction waste, household furniture, household waste and household appliances. It was cleared by the council’s parks department using trailers, council vehicles and an excavator, which cost £2,585.
Zaman lost his van and was fined £4,753, which is the cost of the cleanup. The employee who was driving the fan was fined £300.
Councilor Naheed Mather, cabinet member for the environment, said: ‘This is perhaps the clearest message we can send to the flying dumpsters who think they can use Kirklees as a personal dumping ground and who think they are above the law.
“We will not tolerate this criminal and anti-social behavior, and most Kirklees residents will not either. The successful outcome of this legal case has been aided by photographic evidence provided by residents who have also made witness statements about the culprits.
“On behalf of Council and other residents of Kirklees, I would like to thank them for their support. It just shows that together we can keep Kirklees cleaner and greener.”
Kirklees Council is asking anyone who spots fly tipping to report it to council on their website here.