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Man fined for illegal scrap metal transportation

A man from Cambridgeshire has been ordered to pay £2,750 for carrying scrap metal illegally.

Frank Allgood pleaded guilty to transporting waste without a licence at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court. He was fined £750 and ordered to pay £2,000 in costs.

The charges were brought by the Environment Agency (EA) following investigations into Allgood carrying scrap metal in 2012. Under Section 1(1) of the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989, individuals and businesses carrying controlled waste must register with the EA. “The cost of [a three-year] registration for a waste carrier for 2012 was £154,” said prosecutor Emma Cranfield.

Allgood was stopped by Suffolk police in October 2012 but claimed he was taking the scrap home from a skip. He later admitted to selling the material to a scrap yard and splitting the profit with his sons. Between 30 July 2012 and 26 November 2012 he made £973 profit from selling scrap metal.

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