HERE are some of the worst offenders who have been jailed this week in Bradford, including a fly tipper, thief, paedophile and dangerous driver.

A SHAMELESS fly-tipper who desecrated people’s property by persistently dumping rubbish from vehicles, barrows and wheelie bins was jailed for 22 months.

Malcolm Pinder left sofas in the street, tipped bin bags into a housing development and trundled rubble in barrows to dispose of how he wished, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Pinder 44, of Arum Street, Little Horton, Bradford, was wanted on a court warrant when his serial tipping was brought to an end after he was yet again caught dumping black bin bags of residential waste on land in Halifax.

He pleaded guilty to four offences of illegally tipping waste and breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order and was convicted of ten more similar charges at a trial that Judge Jonathan Rose told him he didn’t have the courage to attend.

Pinder was sentenced on a video link to HMP Leeds after he was arrested and remanded in custody by Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court.

He advertised his waste collection business on Facebook, saying he had been doing the work since 2012, the court heard.

He was paid by people to dispose of their rubbish but dumped it wherever he felt like it.

Prosecutor Chris Riley said Pinder’s criminal record dated back to 1991. He had persistently stolen to fund his drug addiction and then switched to fly-tipping.

In June, 2017, the magistrates handed him a Criminal Behaviour Order (CRIMBO) for depositing waste without a permit but he had served a succession of short jail terms for breaching it.

Mr Riley said that on or about December 1, 2018, Riley dumped waste sacks over a wall from a vehicle into Kingston Grange, a housing development in Halifax, in contravention of the Environmental Protection Act and in breach of the CRIMBO.

On June 3, 2019, he tipped builders’ waste on to a green lane in Calderdale and on August 5 that year he struck again. A woman householder saw him dump two sofas from a barrow into Clarence Street, Halifax. She took photos and alerted the council.

The following day, he tipped rubble in the Parkinson Lane area of the town after chucking more bin bags over a wall into Kingston Grange. Mr Riley said he was in possession of a wheelie bin that he used to repeatedly tip rubbish into the housing development.

Pinder also fly-tipped in Whalley Road, Halifax, and the town’s Bedford Street.

His final offence was committed on June 26 this year just three days before he was remanded into custody.

Pinder’s solicitor advocate, John Bottomley, said he had been addicted to Class A drugs

for many years and had switched from shoplifting to fly-tipping to fund his habit.

Since his remand into custody he had managed to free himself of illegal drugs and he was engaging with courses in the prison to help him stay off them.

Pinder wasn’t coping well with custody and believed he had caught an illness, Mr Bottomley said.

Judge Rose told Pinder: “You have an appalling criminal history.”

This was his 109th court appearance in a record that began with low level dishonesty but had changed to fly-tipping.

Judge Rose said that dumping waste was a serious offence that violated the country.

“People are entitled to live in an environment that is not desecrated by those like you,” he said.

Pinder had been paid to clear the rubbish but had not cared one jot where he deposited it.

“You have graduated from being a thief to desecrating people’s homes,” Judge Rose said.

“It was persistent and deliberate offending for money,” he continued.

On at least one occasion, Pinder was seen dumping rubbish with an accomplice.

“The 2017 Criminal Behaviour Order had no impact on you whatsoever and going to prison did not deter you. You failed to turn up at the magistrates’ court. You were wanted on warrant and offended three days before you were due in court,” Judge Rose said.

“You didn’t even have the courage to turn up for your trial,” he added.

Pinder was jailed for a total of 22 months and Judge Rose made a new CRIMBO lasting for five years.

A MAN who threw porridge at the wall of his cell is now serving it after he was jailed for three years.

Paul Farrell’s crime spree included damaging his police cell by hurling porridge at the wall, spitting, urinating on the floor and trying to flood the room by blocking the toilet.

Farrell, 33, of Grattan Studies, Sunbridge Road, Bradford, knew he was wanted for breaching a court order and “went on the rampage,” his barrister conceded.

He stole from a string of shops in Bradford, racially abused security officers and commit-ted a smash and grab burglary at Poundland in Forster Square, prosecutor Jayne Beckett told Bradford Crown Court.

He pleaded guilty to the offences and to failing to comply with the notification require-ments of a convicted sex offender, between August 19 and 25 last year, by not telling the police where he was going when he left a hostel.

He also admitted sending a malicious communication to two female housing officers, threatening to kill one of them.

Farrell, who was addicted to Spice, spat at a health worker through the cell door hatch on December 28 last year, the saliva landing on her.

“This was a disgusting offence made all the more serious by the fact we were in the mid-dle of a pandemic and you could have had the virus. You also spat at the detention of-ficer alongside her and struck him with saliva,” Judge Mansell said.

On March 13, Farrell stole three electric shavers from Boots in Forster Square Retail Park and the following day, he was chased from Marks & Spencer after stealing a body warmer.

He went on to shoplift baby milk from Tesco on Peel Street and to racially abuse a secu-rity guard. He brandished a bread knife towards the guard and the manager as he ran away.

Farrell then committed further offences of shop theft in Bradford, at Next, Home Bar-gains and Food Warehouse and assaulted two police officers by spitting at them.

His barrister, Soheil Khan, said he was now rid of his Spice addiction after he was re-manded in custody.

He was determined to stay clear of drugs in the future and apologised for his offences.

Farrell, who also admitted possession of Spice, was jailed for a total of three years.

Judge Mansell said he had a prolific criminal record dating back to when he was a juvenile

“You have previously been convicted of numerous offences of shop theft and burglary, common assault and battery and threatening behaviour, sending offensive or menacing messages and damaging property,” he told him.

DRIVERS arrested for causing danger on the roads should have their vehicles seized by the police with a view to the courts taking them away permanently, a judge said.

Judge Jonathan Rose made a deprivation order for a Mercedes driven dangerously by Tosif Imran who was a banned driver in breach of a suspended sentence for driving while disqualified.

Imran, 23, of Whitby Road, Girlington, Bradford, was jailed for a total of 18 months at Bradford Crown Court.

He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving on April 3, with no licence or insurance, three months after he was handed the suspended sentence for driving while disqualified.

Prosecutor Ryan Donoghue said that police officers spotted Imran doing an illegal U turn in the Mercedes on Thornton Road, Bradford. A short pursuit followed in which he ran red lights and drove on the wrong side of the road at excessive speed.

Cannabis was found in the car along with a partially smoked cannabis cigarette. Imran tested positive at the roadside for cannabis and cocaine.

Mr Donoghue said that he was convicted of dangerous driving in 2018 as one of six driving offences on his record.

The court heard that Imran had persisted in the lie that he wasn’t driving the Mercedes. He was remanded in custody on Monday and went on to plead guilty.

His barrister, Soheil Khan, conceded that he should not have been driving at all that night.

He panicked because he knew he was disqualified and tried to get away from the police.

Mr Khan said that thankfully the pursuit was short-lived with no damage or injury caused.

Imran, who cared for his poorly mother, knew he was going straight to jail.

Judge Rose sentenced him to 15 months’ imprisonment for dangerous driving and activated the 12 week suspended sentence to run consecutively.

Imran was banned from driving for 39 months and until he passes an extended test.

Judge Rose asked who owned the Mercedes and was told it belonged to a friend of Imran’s. He made a deprivation order on the vehicle, giving the friend time to claim it back.

He said the police should always seize such cars and find out who owned them with a view to the courts making a deprivation order if they belonged to a convicted dangerous driver.

He told Imran he had maintained “an absolute lie” that he wasn’t the driver until after his court appearance on Monday.

He had sped off, looming up at other drivers in the dark at great speed, with two passengers on board, just three months after receiving the suspended sentence.

A CONVICTED paedophile who set up a Facebook account in the name of Stuart Hall in breach of his sex offender notification requirements was jailed for 16 months.

Matthew Stuart Whittaker used the illegal email address and Facebook page just months after he was freed from a four and a half year prison sentence for child sex offences, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Whittaker, 30, of Garnett Street, Bradford, pleaded guilty to breaching the notification requirements of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 by failing to tell the police of his social media alias between July 1 and 23 last year.

Prosecutor Paul Canfield told the court that Whittaker was jailed on April 27, 2018, after he was found guilty by a jury of eight child sex offences. Four related to the sexual as-sault of two girls and the other four to contacting three fictional underage girls on the internet. He was snared by Predator Exposure for the latter four offences.

He was ordered to sign on the sex offender register for an indefinite period and that in-cluded an order not to change his name or use an alias without informing the police within three days.

On February 21 last year, Whittaker was released from prison and five months’ later he was calling himself Stuart Hall on Facebook without notifying the police.

He told his probation officer that a woman had sent him a naked picture of herself to the account and the police were alerted.

Mr Canfield said the woman Whittaker had been in social media contact with was a vul-nerable adult.

He initially denied the breach saying his account must have been hacked.

He had since been recalled to prison on licence until May next year and he was sentenced on a video link to HMP Leeds.

Whittaker’s barrister, Felicity Hemlin, said he had not committed any new sexual of-fences.

He volunteered to his probation officer about the Stuart Hall Facebook page and the woman sending the naked photo. He had then deleted the photo and nothing illegal was found on his phone.

Whittaker had a number of serious health problems, including being treated for depres-sion, Miss Hemlin said.

He was finding it difficult in custody especially during the Covid pandemic.

Judge Jonathan Rose said he suspected that Whittaker had taken on the new character of Stuart Hall so he could offend in a similar way to that previously.

“This was a deliberate enterprise and there’s nothing to suggest that it wasn’t for unlawful sexual activity,” he said.