Skip hire owners jailed over illegal waste storage

The owners of a Gwynedd skip hire business have been jailed for illegally storing waste.

Patricia Gaffey, Michael Gaffey and Joseph Gaffey of Porthmadog Skip Hire pleaded guilty to all charges, including breaching permit conditions.

They also failed to comply with two enforcement notices and a suspension notice.

They were each sentenced to 10 months in prison.

Natural Resources Wales officers found the business was storing more waste than permitted, which posed a risk of serious pollution and a risk to human health.

Drone footage shows the site at Penamser Industrial Estate.