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Curfew ordered for rogue car breaker

A Derby man who operated a breaker’s yard without a permit has been sentenced to a four-month curfew and ordered to pay more than £13,000 after pleading guilty in an Environment Agency prosecution.

Tony Haywood of Waterford Drive, Chaddesden, admitted illegally depolluting and dismantling end-of-life vehicles at a site in Nottingham after his son was jailed for similar offences there.

He was sentenced at Derby Magistrates Court to observe the curfew between 7pm and 7am, and ordered to pay £4,897 compensation to the agency, £8,175.48 in legal costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

Haywood had been stripping vehicles of hazardous components including oils, fuels, batteries, battery acid, coolants and anti-freeze but had no permit.

He began these activities in June 2017 when he took over the site from his son, Stuart Haywood, who was jailed for 30 weeks for similar activities.

Tony Haywood’s ill health, lack of convictions since 2001 and claim that he only sought to comply with a remediation order imposed on his son were factors raised in mitigation.

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