Three convicted for sale of dangerous tyres in Brent

5 March 2019

Three tyre fitters from Willesden and Kingsbury have been convicted of 20 charges of selling illegal part-worn tyres and having illegal tyres in possession for sale, following action by Brent Council.

On 22 January 2019 Mr Jan Kamaludden trading as Grays Tyres (Kingsbury, NW9 8SN) was fined £3,600 and ordered to pay £1,112 cost and £60 victim surcharge. On 22 January 2019 Mr Samier Shoresh pleaded guilty on behalf of himself and his company S & F Tyres Ltd (Kingsbury). Both were fined £2500 and ordered to pay £1,122 cost and each £50 victim surcharge. On 26 February Mr Mohammed Taj trading as Pennant Tyres (Willesden, NW10 2JJ) was fined £3000 and ordered to pay costs of £1117 and a victim surcharge of £75.

The convictions came after an operation by Brent Council's trading standards team to keep residents safe by checking the quality of part-worn tyres sold by tyre fitters. All three premises were visited prior to test purchases and given comprehensive advice on how to comply with the law and sell safe tyres. Research by Confused.com in 2018 found more than one in five motorists in the U.K. is driving on dangerous tyres.

Cllr Tom Miller, Cabinet Member for Community Safety said, "These convictions show we won't tolerate the sale of dangerous tyres in Brent. It's been estimated that more than one in five motorists is driving on dangerous tyres which is a huge risk their safety and the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists. We'll take tough action against anyone found selling dangerous tyres in Brent."

Stuart Jackson, Chairman, TyreSafe, said: "TyreSafe has a long-standing relationship with Brent Council's Trading Standards team, having worked closely with them for many years. It's disappointing that despite the tireless work in the area, there are still part-worn traders willing to sell dangerous and illegal tyres. Brent & Harrow officers are doing their best to help protect motorists from being sold unsafe tyres; it really is time all part-worn traders cleaned up their act. Until they do, TyreSafe only recommends fitting new tyres."