A DODGY builder has been nailed in court after putting up unlicensed scaffolding and leaving rubbish and debris by the side of the road.
Michael Wells, of South Ealing Road, was found guilty at Ealing Magistrates' Court on November 24 and was ordered to pay £1,651. The court heard that on or around June 12 this year, he built scaffolding without a licence and deposited building materials in South Ealing Road, Ealing.
He was fined £350 for the building materials offence and £525 for the unlicensed scaffolding, plus full costs of £776, making a total of £1,651.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport and environment at Ealing Council, said: "When I heard about this case, I was appalled that any builder could have such a blatant disregard for their own safety and the safety of the public.
"In addition, he has used the public street to store his building materials and rubbish, which shows a lack of respect for other residents. After being fined, I'm sure he will think twice before committing similar offences again."