Old Coulsdon’s pizza pest gets nabbed with £80 council fine

The Phantom Pizza Flinger of Old Coulsdon has been caught, and fined.

Nabbed: the pizza litterer has been caught and fined

Last month, Inside Croydon was first to report the strange turn of events by Bradmore Green Pond, where stale pizza bases were being dumped on an almost nightly basis. The discarded food was so past its eat-by date and mouldy, even the local foxes turned their noses up at it.

It took community-minded locals to clear up the mess caused.

Last week, someone was caught in the act and he and his vehicle photographed, the images being placed on social media and forwarded to the police in East Coulsdon. They referred the matter to the council.

And last night, Chris McEvoy, the council’s environmental enforcement manager, announced that one of his staff had nabbed the pizza pest.

The scene at Bradmore Green last month after one of the pizza pest’s earlier visits

“Tonight NSO Mason issued the person an £80 FPN…”, that’s a fixed penalty notice, “… for the littering offence. Dropping food is still litter!”

Whether that is an end to the matter is uncertain.

It is understood that the Phantom Pizza Flinger is an employee at one of Coulsdon’s takeaways. If a local business is regularly offending in this matter, some residents suggest that action should be taken against them, while others have also suggested a boycott of the restaurant.

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