Brothers sentenced after waste site fire
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Emergency call made as Swindon waste site burned

This is the 999 call David Averies made as 3,000 tonnes of rubbish caught fire at his waste site in Swindon.

He and his brother Lee Averies today avoided jail sentences after the site they operated at Marshgate burned for two months in 2014.

Lee Averies was given a 12 month sentence suspended for two years and a Criminal Behaviour Order for five years.

David Averies was fined £4,208 with £50,000 costs and disqualified as a director for three years.

The pair previously admitted two counts of breaching the Environmental Protection Act.

  • 27 Oct 2016