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York Way tyre-dumpers go to jail

October 12, 2010


Three thousand tyres were dumped on York Way railway land


Two fly-tipping villains are now serving prison time after Islington Council prosecuted the “York Way Tyre dumpers”.

In August this year, two men were each given 3 month sentences, suspended for two years, after pleading guilty to helping to illegally dump around 3,000 tyres on railway land in York Way. They were also served with ASBOs which prohibited them from being in a vehicle carrying used tyres.

Just three weeks after receiving the ASBOs, the pair were caught in a van filled with used tyres in the East End. Islington Council took them to the Crown Court and, on September 20th, each were jailed for two months for breach of their ASBOs. They were also ordered to serve the previous suspended sentences.

Paul Convery comments “This shows two things: Islington Council is now getting tough on fly-tippers in our neighbourhood; and ASBOs plainly work – breach an order and you go to prison, sharpish.”

The Council’s press release is here.

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