Man arrested in Nottingham over waste fires

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The investigation was a joint operation between the Environment Agency and Nottinghamshire Police

A 41-year-old has been arrested in relation to a fire on a farm in north Nottinghamshire which contained dumped illegal waste.

No permit existed for the waste to be stored on the farm in Walesby, where the fire burned for over two weeks.

The man was also questioned about two other enquires following the discovery of illegal waste at sites in Loughborough and Leicestershire.

When making the arrest, officers entering the property in Sneinton, Nottingham discovered around 40 suspected cannabis plants. The man is also being questioned over this matter.

Peter Haslock, area enforcement team leader for the East Midlands, said: “The arrest was made as part of a join investigation involving enforcement officers from the Environment Agency and Nottinghamshire Police.

“These are extremely serious cases and the Environment Agency is determined to bring the culprits to justice.”


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