Orpington man prosecuted for displaying night club posters illegally across Bexley (From News Shopper)
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Orpington man prosecuted for displaying night club posters illegally across Bexley
AN ORPINGTON man has been fined for displaying 82 fly-posters for his London nightclub across Bexley.
Kadar Ahmet, of Craven Road, has been prosecuted for placing the advertisements for the club - at the O2 Arena in Greenwich - on lamp columns, traffic lights and railings across the borough.
The 29-year-old pleaded guilty to contravening an enforcement notice regarding the display of an advertisement at Bexley Magistrates Court on September 17.
He was fined £1,000, ordered to pay £500 in costs as well as a £15 victim surcharge.
Bexley Council cabinet member for environment and public realm Councillor Gareth Bacon said: "I hope this will be a lesson to other similar businesses.
"So many people work hard to make the borough an attractive place to live.
"It is disrespectful to simply ignore the law, for your own gain.
"It’s an unnecessary distraction to motorists, to say nothing for it being unfair on other businesses who follow the rules and advertise legally."