A Rusholme company has been ordered to pay £10,500, after being caught fly-tipping sofas by Manchester City Council.
Café Sipping Ltd, trading as Marmara Shisha Café, was fined £9,000 by magistrates, with an additional Victim Surcharge penalty of £900, plus court costs of £481.49 and clean-up compensation costs of £118.32.
Six leather settees from the café were dumped at a site on Claremont Road, Rusholme on 18 September 2015 – and the illegal actions were all caught on CCTV.
Five males were filmed entering Marmara cafe and exiting with the sofas, which they then disposed of in a nearby car park.
Café Sipping Ltd was invited to send a representative to a formal interview under caution by Manchester City Council, but failed to attend.
The video evidence allowed the council to prove the company’s guilt at a hearing at Manchester Magistrates Court, on Wednesday 6 July.
Magistrates heard the case in Café Sipping Ltd’s absence, after the company failed to attend or send representation.