Fly-tipping trial held up again in mix-up

THE trial of four men charged with fly-tipping offences has been adjourned – for the second time in a month. 

Tahir ‘Terry’ Zaman, Mohammed Zaman and Yusuf Zaman, all of Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury, face charges of dumping furniture, builders’ waste and electrical white goods on land at Pepper Royd Street.

They are also charged with controlled waste offences in relation to an address on Walker Street, Earlsheaton. 

Uwais Rashid, of James Street, Batley, is also facing the same charges. 

All four pleaded not guilty when they appeared at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday. 

Mr Mirza, representing the defendants, initially indicated that his clients’ preference was to send the matter to Leeds Crown Court at a later date – meaning that prosecution witnesses were sent home. 

But when the hearing began, he stated that his clients preferred to be tried by magistrates.

The two-day trial was set for February 25 and 26 at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court. 

However, all parties will meet before the District Judge next week (November 15), at the same court, to go over case management forms. 

Tahir Zaman is unlikely to attend next week’s hearing, as he told magistrates that he would be out of the country.

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