Woman dumped asbestos near junior football teams' changing rooms
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Communities and also in Legal
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A Liverpool woman has been fined after fly-tipping asbestos tiles next to some changing rooms used by junior football teams.
Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard that Elahe Zakavi was seen removing bin bags from the back of her car last January and dumping them over railings near the changing rooms, the Liverpool Express reported.
In her defence, the 46-year-old said she thought the bags contained cardboard rather than asbestos and that she had mistook the changing rooms for the local council's waste dump.
Councillor Steve Munby said: “This was a particularly nasty case of fly-tipping. Asbestos is a dangerous material and to dump it near changing rooms used by children is appalling. Asbestos is not accepted at the waste reception centre at Jericho Lane and there is a cost to its disposal. This case sends a clear message that Liverpool City Council will not tolerate fly-tipping and will take action against anyone caught.”
The offender was fined £200 and awarded costs of £500. She was also ordered to pay £712 to clear up the asbestos.