Farmers Guradian
Topics
Nine ways to keep your farm vehicles safe

Nine ways to keep your farm vehicles safe

Arable Farming Magazine

Arable Farming Magazine

Dairy Farmer Magazine

Dairy Farmer Magazine

CropTec

LAMMA 2018

New to Farmers Guardian?
Register Now
Login or Register
New to Farmers Guardian?
Register Now
New to Farmers Guardian?
Register Now

Man, 41, arrested in connection with farm fire which burned for two weeks

A 41-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fire which burned for more than two weeks at a farm in Nottinghamshire.

Twitter Facebook
Twitter Facebook
(Image: Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service)
(Image: Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service)
Share This

Man, 41, arrested in connection with farm fire which burned for two weeks

The blaze broke out at Oakfield Farm, in Forest Lane, Walesby, on September 21 last year.

 

The man was arrested at an address in Sneinton today (November 8) after a joint operation between Nottinghamshire Police and the Environment Agency.

 

On entry to the property, officers found 40 suspected cannabis plants. The man is also being questioned in connection to this discovery.

 

According to the Environment Agency, the blaze contained dumped illegal waste.

 

There was no permit allowing waste to be stored at the farm.


Read More

Farmer's tractor destroyed by fire just weeks after huge barn blaze Farmer's tractor destroyed by fire just weeks after huge barn blaze
Farmers warned by police as barn set on fire and bales slashed Farmers warned by police as barn set on fire and bales slashed
Fire engines to carry oxygen masks for livestock as rural crime increases Fire engines to carry oxygen masks for livestock as rural crime increases

The Environment Agency said the man will also be questioned about the discovery of illegal waste at two sites in Leicestershire.

 

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

 

"We know the Walesby site did not have a permit for waste activity and we believe the waste was involved in the fire.

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

 

"We are working closely with partners to share intelligence on illegal wast activity - and we’re encouraging property and land owners to be vigilant."

 

  • Anyone with any concerns about illegal waste activity is urged to call the Environment Agency’s incident hotline on 0800 807 060.
Twitter Facebook
Post a Comment
To see comments and join in the conversation please log in.
Facebook
Twitter
RSS
Facebook
Twitter
RSS