Company fined in fly-tipping court case

An Amble development company has been fined at Berwick Magistrates’ Court for its part in a fly-tipping case.

C&V Developments ltd admitted two ‘duty of care’ offences under the Environmental Protection Act after waste containing asbestos was cleared out of a former salmon fisheries building in Spittal and dumped off the B6525/B6354, near Ancroft, in November 2012, costing over £1,100 to clear up.

C&V Developments owns the building, but rented it to scrap merchant Lee Crangle.

He paid Martin Riley, 23, of Highcliffe, to remove the waste. Riley in turn paid Paul Rutherford, 19, of Sunnyside, to help him and they dumped it. The pair admitted fly-tipping and are due before Berwick magistrates today for sentencing.

C&V Developments was fined £514, ordered to pay £115 costs and given a 12-month conditional discharge.