Fly-tippers in Liverpool have been jailed for repeated fly-tipping offences and in North East England, the boss of a skip hire firm has been ordered to pay back £1 million in illegal proceeds.
In Liverpool George Kevin Parry, 55, and David Smith, 53, of Aspes Road, West Derby, were sentenced at Liverpool Magistrates Court on Friday (24 February).
The two “serial” fly-tippers were caught repeatedly dumping tonnes of illegal trade waste, including asbestos, yards from a children’s dance school in the Norris Green area. Mr Parry was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison and Mr Smith 12 weeks.
And, in the North East skip hire boss Raymond Shepherd of Rookhope, County Durham, has been prosecuted at Teesside Crown Court on 23 February. The Environment Agency has noted that Mr Shepherd, 61, was found to have benefited financially from illegal activities at his former site Albert Hill Skip Hire in Darlington and has been ordered to pay back £980,207 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Mr Shepherd had previously been jailed for 18 months in December 2013 for his activities at the site, having been convicted of operating a waste facility without a permit, depositing waste without a permit, and failing to comply with a suspension notice.