According to the Divisional Court in F J Wrothwell Ltd v Yorkshire Water Authority (1984 Criminal Law Review), a pragmatic and common sense approach should be adopted in the interpretation of river pollution offences. The decision underlines the fact that liability for many regulatory offences in the field of environmental protection does not depend on familiar notions of criminal intention or guilt.
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