Employee jailed for £300,000 rampage with JCB


At Bradford Crown Court today, Trevor Lewis was jailed for three years for causing £300,000 of damage to a Calderdale waste recycling facility.

Jan Lamping, Senior District Crown Prosecutor, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside, said: "On 19 July 2014, Trevor Lewis took a JCB digger and systematically destroyed the recently refurbished Eastwood waste recycling facility, sited between Todmorden and Hebden Bridge.

"This act of wanton vandalism caused  an estimated £300,000 damage to the site, as well as  some damage to a neighbouring property. It has also resulted in considerable inconvenience to local residents while the site is closed for rebuilding. Today, Lewis has been sentenced to three years in prison, which I hope will demonstrate how seriously this type of crime is viewed by the police, by the CPS and by the courts."