Overcrowding prosecution delivers firm message to rogue landlords

A landlord who squeezed 11 tenants into a property only equipped for seven has been ordered to pay over £29,000 at Leeds Magistrates’ Court following a prosecution brought by Leeds City Council. Matthew Corrie from Edinburgh not only attempted to profiteer from breaking rules on overcrowding at his property on High Cliffe, Headingley, Leeds…

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Leeds business smoked out with shisha bar conviction

A Burmantofts business has been prosecuted by Leeds City Council for operating as a shisha bar allowing smoking in enclosed premises. The owner of Fabylon at 11A Cherry Row in Burmantofts, Mr Brwa Ahmed, was fined £440 and ordered to pay £1818 costs and a £40 victim surcharge after being found guilty at Leeds…

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Dixy Chicken falls ‘fowl’ of the law for a second time

A Leeds city centre fast food outlet has been prosecuted for a second time in one month by Leeds City Council. Following a successful prosecution earlier this month which saw the former owner of Dixy Chicken on New Briggate, Aqueel Ahmed, fined for waste control offences, last Friday (17 February) at Leeds magistrates court…

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Unlicensed Leeds cancer charity collector fined

A man has been fined by magistrates after repeatedly claiming to be collecting for a cancer charity near big public events in Leeds without a licence. Richard Charles Matthews, of Stanley Road, Burmantofts, was found guilty at Leeds Magistrates Court of five separate charges of conducting an unlicensed collection in a public place. He was…

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Beeston resident guilty of fly-tipping hit with three-month curfew

A resident of Beeston has been hit with a three-month curfew and a financial penalty after pleading guilty to a number of fly-tipping offences. Mr Yadson Barroso of Westbourne Avenue was ordered to pay £200 towards costs and a surcharge of £60 at Leeds Magistrates Court after pleading guilty this month to four offences…

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