A man who illegally sold cars on the verge of a busy Norwich road has been fined £150 by magistrates.
Giedrius Valentukonis, 24, of Byfield Court, Norwich, was discovered by Norwich City Council officers after members of the public reported that he was selling multiple cars at the side of Dereham Road.
It is the first time Norwich City Council has secured a conviction for this offence.
Officers visited the area on 23 August 2007 and issued Mr Valentukonis with a fixed penalty notice for of leaving two or more vehicles parked and exposed or advertised for sale within 500 metres of each other. The offence falls under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005.
Mr Valentukonis failed to pay the £100 fine within the specified 14-day period, so Norwich City Council took the case to court.
Earlier this week (Monday 7 April), Mr Valentukonis was found guilty in absence by Norwich magistrates and fined £150. He was also ordered to pay £447.71 in costs.
A spokesman for Norwich City Council said: “Norwich City Council’s enforcement teams have an important role to play in ensuring that we all have a cleaner and safer city to live and work in.
“If you see anyone selling cars illegally, or taking part in other illegal actions, such as fly tipping then please call the council on 01603 212212. Please do not approach any individual or item that you think may be involved in illegal activities.”