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Jail threat for illegal tyre exporter

A Chesterfield man has received a suspended prison sentence for illegally storing tyres and transporting tyres to Vietnam.

Andrew Revell, 50, of The Green, Hasland, was sentenced to 12 months in jail, suspended for two years, for each of five charges he admitted to at Derby Crown Court last week.

The charges all related to illegal waste operation Revco Recycling, which he ran in Sheepsbridge, Chesterfield.

Revell was also ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work and pay full court costs of £9,578.75.

Barrister Ben Lawrence, acting on behalf of the Environment Agency, told the court Revell and his company amassed more than 65,000 tyres on the site.

Among documentation found on the site when Revell was arrested in June 2010 were shipping notes for waste tyres from Ireland and to Vietnam.

EA officer Lindsay Jones said: “Revell not only showed blatant disregard for our own environmental laws but also European law which governs the wellbeing of people in another country.

“This court case shows that people who seek to maximise their profits at the expense of the environment can expect to be tracked down and placed before the courts.”

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