Seven fly-tippers have been slapped with fines totalling almost £10,000 after they were caught out dumping rubbish at Wanstead Flats.

The City of London Corporation, which manages green spaces across Epping Forest, including Wanstead Flats, brought the prosecutions at Thames Magistrates Court on June 7.

Rubbish dumped included a work van loaded up with commercial waste and household waste, including sleeping bags and old car seats.

Jepal Shah, of Newham, was ordered to pay costs of £939 for giving waste to someone, which ended up being dumped on the flats.

ATK Autos, of Collier Row, and director, Liaqat Ali, of Westrow Gardens, Ilford, were ordered to pay fines of £3,500, costs of £612 and a victim surcharge of £50 after waste from the firm’s premises was found dumped.

Qasim Jalil, of Forest Gate, as director of Crazy Prints, gave waste from the business to Amanullah Azimi, of Ilford, who then dumped it on Wanstead Flats.

Mr Jalil was ordered to pay a £120 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £313 costs. Mr Azimi was ordered to pay a fine of £400, £40 victim surcharge and £626 costs.

Mrs Rashid, of Forest Gate, was fined £120,, ordered to pay £30 victim surcharge and £350 contribution towards costs for dumping waste at the forest.

Forest Gate kebab restaurant, Zu Sizzlers, was ordered to pay a fine of £500, a £50 victim surcharge payment and £579 costs after a vehicle registered to the company was seen fly-tipping.

The firm’s director, Iftikhar Chaudhry, was also ordered to pay £90 fine and a £30 victim surcharge.

Christopher Kumadiro of Grays, Essex, scrapped a work van in which commercial waste was piled up, which was later found abandoned on Wanstead Flats.

He was ordered to pay a fine of £300, £30 victim surcharge and £699 costs.

Philip Woodhouse, chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Epping Forest Management Committee said: “Once again we are making people pay out large fines and costs for dumping rubbish on Epping Forest.

“Even leaving relatively small amounts of rubbish at this site of special scientific interest is completely unacceptable.

“We won’t tolerate environmental crime in Epping Forest and we will always prosecute those who think it can be used as a dumping ground.”

The City of London Corporation cleans up an average of 600 fly tips and 300 tonnes of rubbish every year in Epping Forest at a cost of £250,000.

The corporation offers a £500 reward for anyone who can provide evidence, which leads to a fly-tipping prosecution. To report fly tipping at the forest, call: 020 8532 1010.