Shisha café fined £10,500 penalty for fly-tipping

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.


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