Man charged with four offences in connection with unlicensed Walsoken scrapyard
A MAN has today been charged with four offences in connection with running an unlicensed scrapyard in Fenland. The charge came after a multi-agency operation in Walsoken led by Norfolk Police – codenamed Operation Invincible – that also involved the Envir
A MAN has today been charged with four offences in connection with running an unlicensed scrapyard in Fenland.
The charge came after a multi-agency operation in Walsoken led by Norfolk Police - codenamed Operation Invincible - that also involved the Environment Agency, Customs and Excise, the UK Border Agency and the Health and Safety Executive.
Tony Gray, aged 54, of The Builders Yard, Wheatley Bank, Walsoken was charged by officers from the RADAR Team, which targets rogue traders.
The charges are:
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• Operating a motor salvage yard at The Builders Yard, Wheatley Bank, Walsoken, without the required licence from West Norfolk Council.
• Abstracting electricity at the same address.
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• Handling stolen goods in relation to a JCB teleporter.
• Proceeds of Crime Act offence.
He was also reported by the Environment Agency for waste operation offences including depositing, controlling and treating of waste relating to the same address.
Gray is due to appear at King's Lynn Magistrates Court on December 23.
In addition, Hazel Greenard, aged 60, of Rosedean, School Road, Terrington St John, was reported for Environmental Agency offences.