By Marcus Dysch, April 23, 2009
A diamond wholesaler has avoided a hefty fine after facing a rare criminal prosecution following a lengthy planning dispute with a council.
David Kahn, 59, has been at loggerheads with Haringey Council for six years over alterations made to a home he owns in Tottenham, north London.
His son, Mordechai, lives at the house with his wife and four children.
The council launched criminal proceedings after the family failed to downscale a loft extension, built in contravention of planning permission.