Plymouth man ordered to pay a massive £5,000 fine

    He was found collecting scrap metal without a licence

    A Plymouth man has been fined after collecting scrap metal with a licence.

    The 58 year-old was prosecuted at Plymouth Magistrates court on Tuesday following an investigation by the Council into his business.

    The court heard how despite being advised by the Council that he needed to be licenced, he continued to operate his business illegally and that over a period of six months.

    During this time, he deposited scrap metal to the value of £10,397.99.  

    The court was further advised that the man advertise his business as a scrap metal dealer.  

    The man was fined £2,640 for operating without a scrap metal Licence and a further £1,043 for operating without a waste Carriers Licence. He was also ordered to pay £1,136 costs and a victim surcharge of £181.

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