A TURKISH eatery in West Ealing has been slapped with a £2,000 fine for dumping rubbish bags on the pavement nearly a dozen times.
Staff at the Mangal restaurant on Uxbridge Road were caught on CCTV camera footage on 11 occasions for fly-tipping offences over a period of only two months last year.
Diren Limited who own the popular eatery failed to attend Ealing Magistrates' Court on March 25 and were hit with a fine and court costs.
Evidence presented to the court showed employees continuously treated the area outside the restaurant as a dump site to stack their waste unlawfully between September and October last year.
And, this was not the first time the company had to cough up cash for leaving out commercial waste sacks, showing further disregard to Ealing council's clamp-down on fly-tipping.
As no representatives made it to the court, the company was fined £1,000 in their absence and ordered to cover the council's legal costs of £989.
Keith Townsend, director of environment and customer services, said: “The CCTV evidence clearly shows staff in this restaurant dumping waste illegally on the public footpath and that is totally unacceptable. I’m pleased this is reflected in the court’s verdict and I hope the case serves as a reminder that we will prosecute those who fly-tip in Ealing.”