Community service for Blackpool skip hire boss

The owner of a skip hire company has been sentenced after feeding out-of-date food to pigs and burning waste food illegally

EA officers found 42 skips full of waste on Baguley's site. Photograph: Environment AgencyThe boss of a skip hire firm has been ordered to serve 220 hours of community service after operating an illegal waste facility and feeding out-of-date food to pigs.

Raymond Owen Baguley, the owner of Blackpool-based Owen Baguley Skip Hire, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court on 27 April. As well as community service, he was ordered to pay £5,000 towards the Environment Agency’s (EA) costs.

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