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Blackburn with Darwen Council have taken more action against a householder who did clear rubbish from his land.

Tanveer Hussain, of 425 Audley Range Blackburn , was charged with failing to comply with section 92A Notice of the Environmental Protection Act, by failing to clean up his land.

The case was brought before Blackburn Magistrates Court by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council on August 31.

Councillor Faryad Hussain, executive member for environmental improvement and sustainability, said “Dumping rubbish is filthy, likely to attract vermin and is anti-social. This sort of behaviour goes completely against the spirit of the Your Call campaign, which aims to promote the community spirit in abundance elsewhere across the borough. Our message is always the same – if you’re found guilty you can expect to receive a large fine and be named and shamed in the local press”

The court heard that litter and furniture had been dumped behind 417-429 Audley Range and 136-146 Accrington Road. Mr Hussain is the registered owner of the land. A notice was served on him requesting he clear up the rubbish but this did not happen.

He was fined £500 and ordered cost of £510.20, to pay £15 victim surcharge and compensation for the cost of the council clearing the site of £690.28

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