Fly-tippers guilty of dumping asbestos waste in Newham

31 October 2017 in Community safety and Environment
A Barking couple caught on camera dumping asbestos in East Ham have pleaded guilty to fly-tipping offences.
Naz Jarman, 51, and his wife Resna Begum, 41, of Bradfield Road, Barking, were spotted on CCTV by officers from Newham’s Fly-Tip Task Force dumping asbestos sheeting from the boot of their Mazda in Dukes Road, East Ham, in April this year.

The sheeting was even more dangerous because it had been broken up and was dumped on a footpath close to the Enchanted Castle Nursery.

The couple were arrested and taken in to custody where they admitted fly-tipping in Dukes Road, and admitted taking another 11 loads of the hazardous material to the Jenkins Lane refuse site.

They appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 26 October, where they pleaded guilty to the fly-tipping offences.

Mr Jarman was ordered to undertake 100 hours of unpaid community work and ordered to pay £350 costs, plus a further £85 victim surcharge. Mrs Begum, who works as a carer seven days a week, was ordered to observe a 10pm – 6am curfew and wear a tag for 21 days, she was also ordered to pay £350 costs with an £85 victim surcharge.

Councillor Forhad Hussain, Newham Council’s cabinet member for crime and anti-social behaviour said: “This was a good result for the fly-tip task force. This couple deliberately travelled out of their own borough to dump hazardous waste on our streets. The quick and effective investigation by our officers has brought them to justice and should send a message out to others; if you dump in our borough we will catch you and prosecute you.”