Suspended sentence for man who ‘frequently flouted’ waste laws

A former skip hire boss with a record for environmental crime has narrowly avoided jail after committing waste offences adjacent to an area of outstanding natural beauty

Parker had no permits in place for his skip hire business. Photograph: Environment AgencyAn Oxfordshire man has narrowly avoided jail after pleading guilty to running an illegal skip operation.

Geoffrey Parker received a four-month prison term, suspended for one year, and was ordered to pay more than £7,600 in prosecution costs at Reading Magistrates Court on 9 December.

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