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Businessmen fined for operating illegal waste site

Posted on 23 February 2016

Four defendants have been fined for participating in illegal waste disposal at Cinetic Quarry in Worcestershire – following a two-year investigation by the Environment Agency.

Steven Broadley, Stephen Butler and their company, Broadly and Parton Limited, were sentenced on Thursday (February 18) by HHJ Pearce Higgins QC for their activities on land at the Wildmoor-based site.

Stephen Bragg, an employee on the site, was also sentenced at the end of the four-day hearing for his part in operating the site beyond the extent of the environmental permit.

The defendants, all of whom pleaded guilty before their trial, have been fined a total of £18,750 and ordered to pay £30,250 in costs – in what the Environment Agency has branded a “particularly complex prosecution”.

A further two defendants, Brian Williams and John Chamberlain, have been convicted for illegally depositing waste at the Quarry but are awaiting sentencing.

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