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More fly-tippers snared by Islington Council

PUBLISHED: 16:32 08 October 2010 | UPDATED: 11:14 14 October 2010

TWO flytipping rogues who worked with one of the worst dumpers in Britain are finally behind bars after they were caught with a van full of tyres.

TWO flytipping rogues who worked with one of the worst dumpers in Britain are finally behind bars after they were caught with a van full of tyres.

Michael Briggs and Anthony Gustave were known for having worked with Malcolm Regan - who is believed to dumped thousands of tyres across the capital, costing the taxpayer more than £1million.

Last year, Gustave and Briggs were both given Asbos prohibiting them from being in a vehicle carrying used tyres.

And in August, they were each given a three-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, after pleading guilty to working with Regan to illegally dump around 3,000 tyres on Network Rail land in York Way, Holloway. The company was left with a clean-up bill of almost £11,000.

But just three weeks later, on August 31, they were spotted in a van filled with used tyres in Bethnal Green.

Islington Council took them to Blackfriars Crown Court and on September 20, 32-year-old Gustave and 30-year-old Briggs were jailed for two months each after they admitted breaching their Asbos. The pair were also ordered to serve their suspended sentences.

Gustave, of Amhurst Road, Hackney, and Briggs, of Temple Street, also Hackney, have now been given new Asbos banning them from ever being involved in tyre collection, or from travelling in any vehicle carrying tyres.

Islington Council has also seized and crushed the van. Councillor Paul Smith, Islington Council's executive member for environment, said: "Fly-tipping is selfish and often costs taxpayers' money for cleaning up - and we won't put up with it.


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