A CAR dealer has ended up in court – for flogging cars from the roadside.
Glen Mossley was hauled before magistrates in Huddersfield after Kirklees Council responded to complaints from residents in Honley.
They were angry that the main New Mill Road was partially blocked by Mossley with cars for sale.
Now Mossley, the proprietor of Westwood Motors, New Mill Road, Honley, has been fined after appearing before Kirklees Magistrates yesterday.
He pleaded guilty to two offences of exposing goods for sale on a consent street without the necessary permission.
The offences came to light when officials from Kirklees Council received complaints from residents close to the garage that a large number of vehicles were habitually exposed for sale on the road side in the vicinity of the garage.
The court was told a number of attempts to resolve the issue were made without recourse to the courts but they failed and therefore Kirklees Council officers brought the prosecution.
Mike McCabe, prosecuting for the council, told the magistrates that every street within Kirklees is classed as a ‘consent street’.
Anyone who wanted to offer goods of any nature for sale on the roadside needed to obtain a consent from the council.
Mr McCabe said Kirklees Council did not have any record of such a consent being obtained by Mossley.
It was said in the court that Mossley had been convicted of a similar offence in November 2009, and the fact he had been convicted before was an aggravating feature of the case.
Magistrates fined Mossley a total of £400, and he was ordered to pay the prosecution costs of £275 and also a victim surcharge of £15.