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Woman dumped asbestos next to kids' changing room

Big fine dished out court hears 'I thought it was the tip'

Published on January 10th 2014.

Woman dumped asbestos next to kids' changing room

A WOMAN who fly-tipped asbestos tiles near to junior football teams’ changing rooms has been fined.  

Elahe Zakavi, aged 46, of Isleham Close Allerton, was found guilty at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court of fly-tipping asbestos. 

The court heard that at approximately 10pm on 30 January 2013, Zakavi was seen taking bin bags from the back of her Honda 4x4 hatchback, with the help of an unidentified man, and dumping them over the railings near to the changing rooms used by the local junior football clubs on Jericho Lane.  

The bags were found to contain asbestos tiles.  Zakavi denied that she had dumped asbestos but said that the bags had been full of cardboard. She said she had mistaken the changing rooms for the waste reception centre for which she had obtained directions from the Council’s website and had not noticed that its opening time in January was 8am to 5pm. 

Steve MunbySteve MunbyDistrict Judge Wendy Lloyd fined Zakavi £200 and awarded costs of £500 with compensation for the specialist clean-up required to safely dispose of the asbestos of £712.80. 

Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for living environment and localism, said: “This was a particularly nasty case of fly-tipping.  Asbestos is a dangerous material and to dump it near changing rooms used by children is appalling.  Asbestos is not accepted at the waste reception centre at Jericho Lane and there is a cost to its disposal. This case sends a clear message that Liverpool City Council will not tolerate fly-tipping and will take action against anyone caught.”


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10 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Claude GreengrassJanuary 15th 2014.

Doesn't that man, go anywhere without that watering can.

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Big JoeJanuary 16th 2014.

The perennial numpty forever carrying the can.

Sefton ParkerJanuary 17th 2014.

It's always the well-off ones from the well-to-do areas with their 4x4s isn't it? They are always stealing wood from public parks for their poncy stoves too.

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Theresa GreenJanuary 17th 2014.

That's hardly true, the people who desecrate this land of ours, come from all walks of life. Their status or otherwise has little to do with it. Their problem is one of mentality, sad to say they give it little thought, they are only interested in themselves.

AnonymousJanuary 17th 2014.

Dunno what all the fuss is about really, at the end of the day asbestos is, like, a natural product, yeah, right?

Theresa GreenJanuary 18th 2014.

Like I said the problem is one of mentality, some idiots are just dense.

Sefton ParkerJanuary 18th 2014.

No, they pretend to be dense to cover the fact that they DON'T CARE if they dump hazardous waste on a children's playground, or maim cyclists, or cause road accidents, or defecate on your doorstep.

Theresa GreenJanuary 19th 2014.

You paint a distressing picture, if Joe has his way, there are likely to be more 4X4's in your neighbourhood. Do they know that the people who "DONT CARE" are likely to be defecating on their prestigious new doorsteps.

Lorne GreenJanuary 18th 2014.

'I thought it was the tip' - really? Is it sensible to allow someone that ignorant be in charge of a normal car let alone a 4x4 on the public roads?

John ShawJanuary 19th 2014.

To dump it anywhere is appalling, perhaps it would of been prudent for Councillor Munby to have advised "as to what procedure should be followed," given that waste reception centres do not accept it. Successive governments conspired for many years to withhold the knowledge of the dangers posed by this particularly dangerous product, some employers in the present day and age, give scant regard to the perils posed, thus endangering their unsuspecting employees.

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