Suspended prison sentences for fly-tippers

Suspended prison sentences, something of a rarity in environmental prosecutions in the UK, were imposed in November on three men caught carrying out a major fly-tipping operation by the London Waste Regulation Authority (LWRA).

The prosecution is only the second in the LWRA's six-year history in which suspended prison sentences have been imposed.

The defendants operated an illegal waste disposal business from three private companies - Wilkington, Thames Fleet and Silktour. In January, they dumped over 8,000 tonnes of building wastes in a yard in Stratford, east London. When this was full they moved to another site on the Isle of Dogs.

Both sites were kept u

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