Waste criminal jailed twice and loses home for failure to pay up

A waste criminal who refused to pay court ordered costs, has served two prison sentences and lost his house after proceeds of crime order was enforced

Murphy had used the land to store and burn large quantities of mixed waste including metal, wood, electrical items and construction and demolition waste. Photograph: Environment AgencyA man who ran an illegal waste site for 15 months has been forced to sell his home to pay towards the clean-up of land in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Robert Murphy, 49, of Carver Road, was served a confiscation order of more than £20,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

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