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Farmer ordered to pay out more than £25k after polluting river

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Farmer ordered to pay out more than £25k after polluting river

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Monday, 4 July 2022

Avon & Somerset Constabulary

A Somerset farmer who is the director of Cross Keys Farms Ltd has been ordered to pay more than £25,000 for polluting the River Frome.

The company pleaded guilty to causing an unpermitted discharge of slurry in August 2020, at a case heard in North Somerset Magistrates Court on 28 June 2022.

This polluted the Frome river, turning it brown and smelly, and killed more than 120 fish, including many large pike, roach and chub.

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