30 November 2001

Heavy pollution fine

DEVON farmer dealer Piers Brendon, of Great Bidlake Farm, near Okehampton has been fined a total of £23,431 for polluting a river after failing to comply with legal orders to repair two farm waste systems.

The two legal notices were served on Mr Brendon in February 2000 by the Environment Agency, following a previous river pollution incident two years ago for which he was prosecuted in August 2000. But he failed to comply with the orders. &#42