Arrest warrant issued over illegal waste site in Cambridgeshire

A waste criminal has been sentenced to 12 months in jail for his part in the illegal storage of more than 5,300 tonnes of mixed waste wood at a site in Cambridgeshire, with another receiving a suspended prison term and a company ordered to pay more than £300,000 in compensation.

Earlier this month, James Williams was sentenced in his absence at Cambridge Crown Court to 12 months in prison for setting up the site in Great Staughton. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

At a previous hearing in March, Christopher Kerr, who was the public face of the operation, was sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for two years.

Biowood Recycling Limited, which organised the deliveries of waste to the site was fined £13,000 and ordered to pay £314,000 in compensation to the landowner to clear the waste.

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