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Fishmonger is netted dumping his waste guts in street

PUBLISHED: 17:17 27 May 2009 | UPDATED: 14:23 05 October 2010

A FISHMONGER has been netted for illegally dumping toxic fish waste in the streets of London’s East End. He was hooked by Tower Hamlets environment offers who landed him in the dock before magistrates

By Mike Brooke

A FISHMONGER has been netted for illegally dumping toxic fish waste in the streets of London’s East End.

He was hooked by Tower Hamlets environment officers who landed him in the dock before Thames magistrates this week.

Redouine Kedri admitted eight offences under the 1990 Environmental Protection Act.

The 40-year-old was secretly filmed dumping fish pieces and guts in Bethnal Green on eight different occasions.

BIG STINK

Investigators Steve Cox and David Masters had been on the scent of the big stink’ for a year after families in Bethnal Green told the Town Hall about the smelly waste.

They discovered dumping took place in the early hours of the morning from a blue Mercedes Sprinter van registered to Kedri.

Covert CCTV footage was taken showing him dumping black bags fish waste on October 4, 8, 11 14, 17, 24 and 25 and on December 4.

PAVEMENTS

The fish waste was from Kedri’s fishmonger business in Church Street Market in Paddington—the other side of London.

He leaves his home in Grafton Way off Tottenham Court Road, in the West End, around 4.30am to go to Billingsgate Market in East London.

Sometimes he would put the previous day’s fish waste into plastic bags and leave them on pavements where there was already rubbish out to make it easier for refuse collectors, the court heard.

Kedri was fined almost £2,000 for the offences, plus victim surcharge and £2,300 prosecution costs, totalling £4,300 to be paid within 28 days.


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