Neasden café owner and two Harlesden businesses fined for illegal dumping

Owner of O Lounge in Neasden has been prosecuted for fly-tipping (pic credit: Jan Nevill)

Owner of O Lounge in Neasden has been prosecuted for fly-tipping (pic credit: Jan Nevill) - Credit: Archant

The owner of a fast food restaurant in Neasden and two Harlesden businesses are the latest to be named and shamed for fly-tipping in the borough, following successful prosecutions by Brent Council.

Abdifatah Mohmoud Afrah, 33, who owns O Lounge café in Neasden Lane North, will be forced to fork out more than £2,500 after pleading guilty to three offences of dumping at Willesden Magistrate court.

The court heard two of his employees were caught on CCTV dumping sacks of by his greasy spoons on three dates in June last year.

In an entirely separate prosecution Jubba Grocery Ltd, trading as Fiqi, in Harlesden High Street, was ordered to pay costs totalling just under £1500 following a guilty plea to an offence of non-production of waste transfer notes.

Meanwhile, representatives of another shop, D Lounge (UK) Ltd, in High Street Harlesden, pleaded guilty at the court to a similar offence.

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The company was fined £500 and ordered to pay costs of £840 and a victim’s surcharge of £40.

Councillor Roxanne Mashari, lead member for environment and neighbourhoods, said: “We are determined to catch anyone who dumps rubbish on the streets of Brent. Never before have we taken such a tough and systematic approach to prosecuting fly-tippers.

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The message is clear: if you fly-tip in Brent we will catch you and you can expect to be fined and publicly named and shamed.”

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