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Abandoned Vehicle

Local man ordered to £776 for Abandoning a Vehicle

 

Last week, Zain Hussain of Church Street, Milton Keynes was ordered to pay £776 at Luton Magistrates Court after being found guilty of abandoning a vehicle.

 

Mr Hussain failed to attend Court and was found guilty in his absence of abandoning his vehicle in Victoria Road, Bedford in July 2016 contrary to The Refuse Disposal Amenity Act 1978.

 

The Court heard Mr Hussain’s vehicle was reported as abandoned and when a Council Officer inspected the vehicle it was found to be covered in mould and neither taxed or MOT’d. A letter was sent to Mr Hussain requesting he remove his vehicle, but failed to do so.

 

The Magistrates imposed a fine of £440 and Mr Hussain was also ordered to pay £292 in costs and a £44 victim surcharge.

 

Deputy Mayor and Portfolio Holder for Environment Councillor Charles Royden said ‘Bedford Borough Council has a zero tolerance attitude towards people who dump cars. It is not only inconsiderate to residents but can also obstruct roads, driveways and footpaths; not to mention parking spaces.’

 

‘Anyone who dumps a car in Bedford Borough can expect to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.’

 

You can report an abandoned vehicle by using the following methods:

 

·         Using our online form, or if you have any questions telephone the Environmental Services helpdesk: 01234 718060. When you report a vehicle via the online form , you can attach a photograph to your report. This is useful if you do not have all the desired information required.

 

·         By Mobile Application: You can report any environmental offences by using Clean Streets Bedford. For further information, to report an offence or to download the App please use the above link.

·         Emailing the Environmental Services Helpdesk:environment.helpdesk@bedford.gov.uk

 

If you have any questions you can also call the Environmental Services Helpdesk on 01234 718060

 

If you are the registered keeper and have the valid registration document for the vehicle the Council can dispose of an unwanted vehicle. A fee is charged for this service. Please visit http://www.bedford.gov.uk/ for further information.

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