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GUILTY PLEA: Directors of St Albans restaurant fond of leaving a tip 

 Published on: 22nd January 2020   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

Two directors of a St Albans restaurant have been ordered to pay nearly £600 after they pleaded guilty to one offence of dumping rubbish at Morrisons. 

The flytippers, Giorgo Nasso, 43, and Tzortzi Viezi, 43, are both directors of the Greek restaurant Souvlaki, in Hatfield Road, St Albans, admitted to dumping eight shopping trolleys full of builder’s rubbish at the supermarket in December 2018.

The pair admitted failure to properly dispose of controlled waste and pleaded guilty to one offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

They had allowed two other men working for them to dump the material, contained in black bags and boxes, beside the recycling area in a nearby branch of Morrisons.

Nasso and Viezi were prosecuted by St Albans City and District Council in December last year.

Council officers had examined the illegally dumped waste and were able to trace it to the Souvlaki restaurant where building work was being undertaken. 

Both Nasso and Viezi were interviewed under caution and later summoned to appear at St Albans Magistrates Court where the court heard the men had co-operated with the inquiry and entered swift guilty pleas.

St Albans’ Magistrates ordered them to pay a fine of £218, compensation to the council of £96, a victim surcharge of £30 and legal costs of £235, a total of £579.

Councillor Chris White, the Council Leader and Portfolio Holder for Climate and Environment, said he was glad about another successful prosecution. 

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