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Man Charged For Asbestos Fly-Tipping

A man has appeared before court following the dumping of asbestos waste at sites in Thurrock, Essex.

The court heard how three people associated with a now redundant company are facing charges brought forward by the Environmental Agency.

The trio dumped asbestos waste at sites in Clipper Park, Tilbury, The Glade Business Centre at Eastern Avenue, Jodrell Way,’ Dolphin Quarry, London Road, and Lakeside Shopping Centre, in’ West Thurrock.

There was also asbestos found left at the Highways depots in Stanford-le-Hope, Welwyn Garden City and at a site in Swanscombe, Kent.

The company at the centre of this inquiry, A1 Bins and Waste, based in Benfleet, Essex, is no longer trading.

Nigel Hickman, the former company manager, appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court and admitted six charges of failing to prevent fly-tipping between March 8 and April 26, 2009.

The 41-year-old from Cloda Avenue, Bryncoch, Port Talbolt, South Wales, also asked for another eight matters to be taken into consideration.

The sentence was adjourned for reports and Mr. Hickman was granted bail.

Former A1 Bins and Waste company director David Tuffin and Moses Brede, who were also arrested, are expected to join Hickman in court for a hearing later this month.

Mr. Bede, is alleged to have been the driver involved in the dumping of the asbestos waste.

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