Courts urged to use higher fines for serious environmental crime

Magistrates should apply larger fines for serious environmental offences, according to new guidelines aimed at making penalties more consistent

by Philip Lightowlers
The Sentencing Council has issued guidelines for environmental offences (photograph: Andrew Aitchison/Alamy)
The Sentencing Council has issued guidelines for environmental offences (photograph: Andrew Aitchison/Alamy)

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