Search

‘Stolen cars’ and ‘hazardous waste’ found in Upminster raid

11:51 23 April 2013

Three people have been arrested following the raid on the site in Upminster. Picture: PA

Three people have been arrested following the raid on the site in Upminster. Picture: PA

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Suspected stolen cars and hazardous electrical waste were found during a raid on a self-storage site in Upminster.

Containers loaded with fridges, televisions and computers, and around 15 vehicles, were discovered during the joint operation by the Environment Agency and Essex Police.

A 42-year-old man, from Romford, a 52-year-old man, and a 30-year-old woman, both from Canvey Island, Essex, have been arrested.

They have been bailed pending further enquiries until June.

Four other people were arrested on suspicion of immigration offences and will be dealt with by the UK Border Agency, following the raid on March 28.

Environment manager Debbie Jones said: “Every year the UK throws away around two million tonnes of waste electrical goods. Our role is to ensure that waste is collected for treatment and recovery in the correct manner, ensuring less goes to landfill. It also ensures valuable materials can be recovered and used again, such as gold and silver.

“Our aim is to ensure waste sites are not affecting human health or the environment. We are taking tough action to deal with waste sites which are not obeying the law.”

The Environment Agency’s objective is to clamp down on waste sites exporting electrical goods to third world countries.

Latest News Stories

10:42
Sarah Dorrian and Clare Kelly with their families

Two mums who have seen first-hand the impact of First Step’s care on children and families are set to watch their own youngsters join together to host a fundraising event.

07:00
Highfield estate is to be redeveloped by the council

“A complete waste of taxpayers money,” “crass” and “a stupid idea.”

10:28
Cllr Clarence Barrett with First Step staff Jill Webb, Claire Kelly, Janet Hutchinson and Michelle Mitchell

A councillor who has jumped out of a plane and run the London Marathon for First Step is set to take on his latest challenge.

Yesterday, 18:07
Police want to speak to Michael Cawley. Picture: Essex Police

Police have launched an investigation after a man was found with head injuries at a traveller’s site.

Most read news

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder

MPs are debating if such a treatment should be allowed, but the Church of England medical ethics adviser has warned against it.

Although he was out of the country at the time for the funeral of King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia.

Everyone – from Labour politicians and the French president to Hitler and democracy itself – fell foul of Churchill’s sharp wit.