A brother and sister have been fined for dumping tyres at a number of sites across Buckinghamshire.
Though the council’s Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire programme, enforcement officers collected evidence using surveillance cameras for nine charges.
It is believed, however, that Usman Ahmed may have been responsible for over 40 incidents across South Buckinghamshire, each involving 50-60 tyres, usually across unlit roads in the middle of the night.
Thames Valley police arrested Ahmed (pictured left) after catching him in the act.
Ahmed, from Slough, was convicted at Wycombe Magistrates Court of nine offences of illegal dumping. His sister Rizwana Ahmed was convicted for assisting her brother and covering up his criminal activity.
Sentencing took place at Aylesbury Crown Court on 12 December, when both were fined £5,000 and ordered to pay £5,195.50 in costs, as well as a victim surcharge. Usman Ahmed was also sentenced to 200 hours’ unpaid work and his sister to 110 hours.
Sentencing the pair, Judge Francis Sheridan said he would hand down a custodial sentence if either of the siblings came before him again for dumping offences.
Mike Smith, chairman of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, said: “Our waste partnership officers have worked closely with the police to secure the convictions in this case.
”Not only was the extent of the dumping extreme, but it was done in such a way in the middle of roads at night as to create a severe risk of death or injury to passing motorists.”
Warren Whyte, Buckinghamshire County Council cabinet member for environment, said: “I’m very pleased that the fines and costs imposed reflect their appalling behaviour.”
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