Hull City Council wins prosecution against trader illegally selling cars on road

Hull City Council announced today that it has successfully prosecuted a trader for illegally advertising cars for sale on the road.

Council officers visited Clough Road after receiving a number of complaints from residents, regarding more than one vehicle advertised "for sale" taking up space on Minton Street on 27 June.

Stephen Johnson, trading as Clough Road Car Sales, was proved guilty in his absence under Section 3 of the Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act 2005 at Hull Magistrates Court on 26 October. Mr Johnson was ordered to pay a £350 fine, costs of £350 and a victim surcharge of £15 totalling £715.

These cars were advertised for sale and parked illegally which makes the city look untidy. This trader did not comply with legislation and Environmental Neighbourhood Officers will not hesitate in taking action.

– Councillor John Hewitt - Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods and Communities