A TRURO man has appeared in front of magistrates in Cornwall after depositing controlled waste without a permit and in a way likely to cause pollution or harm..

Kurt David Roberts, 36, of Wheal Albert Road in Goonhavern, Truro, appeared at Truro Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, June 15 on one count of depositing controlled waste without an environmental permit, and one count of treating controlled waste in manner likely to cause pollution or harm to human health.

The offences occurred between February 15 2021 and December 10 2021 at an undisclosed location in Cornwall where Roberts deposited controlled waste in or on land without the authority of a current environmental permit issued under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

He also pleaded guilty to treating controlled waste in a manner likely to cause pollution of the environment or harm to human health.

Roberts pleaded guilty to both offences.

During his sentencing, Roberts was made the subject of a community order in which he must take part in a rehabilitation activity for a maximum of six days.

He must also carry out 160 hours of unpaid work supervised by the responsible officer.

Roberts was also made to pay costs of £3,600 and a surcharge to fund victim services of £95.

The court also noted how Roberts' guilty plea was taken into account when imposing the sentence.