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Hornchurch restaurant manager jailed for unpaid council tax

PUBLISHED: 17:29 11 August 2017 | UPDATED: 17:29 11 August 2017

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A council tax dodger has paid up after being jailed for owing more than £9,000 in council tax.

Atique Choudrey, a manager of a restaurant in Hornchurch, was found guilty for not paying £8,827.33 of council tax for more than eight years and was jailed for 90 days.

And on Monday, July 31, Havering Council received the full £9,372.33 owed.

Havering Council’s cabinet member for financial Management, Cllr Clarence Barrett said: “This should be a clear message that we that we will not tolerate non-payment of council tax in the borough.

“It’s a very serious offence and we are cracking down on this, whether it’s council tax or business rates it is important they are all paid in full.”

Choudrey was brought to court following months of persistent reminders and court summons from the council.

He finally turned himself in at Havering Town Hall on Monday, June 12, where he was arrested.

Cllr Barrett continued: “If you’re having difficulties paying your council tax, please contact us at havering.gov.uk/counciltaxenquiry.

“We are here to help and would prefer to know about any changes in your financial situations as early as possible.”

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