Morecambe man convicted after asbestos waste is left on truck outside Lancaster home

A man has been found guilty of disposing of asbestos waste outside a house on Harcourt Road in Lancaster.

Tuesday, 7th May 2019, 2:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th May 2019, 3:29 pm

Roderick Greaves 61, of Whittam Hall, Oxcliffe Road, Morecambe, was dealt with in his absence at Lancaster Magistrates’ Court.

The court was told he had previously been served with a community protection notice, but between July 30 and August 2 last year, he wrapped and disposed of asbestos and controlled waste which had been loaded on a white pickup truck outside the address.


The waste was “appropriately wrapped”, but he then failed to remove the truck.

He was convicted of two counts of failing to comply with a community protection notice.

The bench ordered him to pay a £1,760 fine, with a £170 victim surcharge.

He must also pay costs of £1,566.99.

It comes weeks after deadly asbestos waste was dumped around a Preston neighbourhood in black bin bags.

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Roofer James Young, 52, of Railway Road, Darwen, has pleaded guilty to a charge of depositing controlled waste without a permit and is awaiting sentencing.

Dangerous waste rubbish from his business was driven by van to a block of flats at Havelock Court, Plungington Road, Preston, before being dumped in various nearby areas, including in a car park, communal rubbish bins behind the flats and bushes - and even by staircases to residents’ flats.

The prosecution’s case is he contacted a resident there and made arrangements to deliver the waste. 30 bags were taken inside the resident’s flat, and another estimated 20 bags of broken materials containing asbestos were left outside.