If there was an award for who could dump the most tyres, Malcolm Regan would probably be a strong contender for the gold medal.
A persistent fly-tipper, he dumped hundreds of thousands of used tyres around the borough of Newham – even the river next to the Olympic Park didn’t escape his criminal activities.
But 44-year-old Regan’s reward was a 10-year anti-social behaviour order for masterminding dumping operations which cost hundreds of thousands of pounds to clear up, a council spokeswoman said.
Regan did not attend the hearing at Stratford Magistrates’ Court where District Judge Peter Wain branded him a “serious and prolific fly-tipper” and granted the ASBO.
The court was told tyres linked to Regan had been dumped at locations in the borough over several years, including Pudding Mill River next to the Olympic site in Stratford in 2007.
Regan used false documents to claim he was authorised to dispose of the tyres, the council said.
Vehicles traced back to him were captured on CCTV at locations where tyres were found dumped.
The ASBO prevents Regan from storing, transporting or exporting controlled waste, particularly tyres, without a valid permit.
He is also banned from employing or arranging for another person to handle, transport or dispose of tyres and from possessing false documentation relating to the transport or disposal of controlled waste.
Regan faces a £5,000 fine or up to five years in prison if he breaches the ASBO.
Oliver Hall, Operations Tea