Woman fined for role in waste operation case - and warrant issued for arrest of one man involved

Bradford Crown Court
Bradford Crown Court

A Calderdale woman has been ordered to pay £1,515 for her involvement in an illegal waste operation in Todmorden.

Jayne Alyson Hoyland, 47, of Gladstone Buildings, Mytholmroyd, was sentenced by His Honour Judge Roger Thomas QC, the Recorder of Bradford, for her involvement in Springwood Trading Ltd, based at Springwood Mill, Pudsey Road, Cornholme.

At Bradford Crown Court, she was fined £500, and ordered to pay £1,000 costs and a £15 victim surcharge. If Hoyland defaults on the payments, she faces 14 days imprisonment.

But two brothers involved in the case, Jason Lee Butterworth, 46, of Industrial Street, Todmorden, and Mark Eric Butterworth, 51, of no fixed address, were not sentenced for their part in the waste operation after the latter failed to appear. Judge Thomas issued a warrant for Mark Butterworth’s arrest and has adjourned sentencing of the men until Friday, May 17.

An investigation carried out by the Environment Agency revealed that Springwood Trading was operating a waste transfer station at its Pudsey Road site without an environmental permit or planning permission.

The case against the three was admitted or found proved at an earlier hearing.