A DEVIL’S Bridge man has been fined £7,000 by magistrates for dumping construction waste in a former mine.

John Rhys Bray, of Fronhaul, Trisant, appeared before Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court on 19 September where he pleaded guilty with “depositing controlled waste, namely green, inert, construction and demolition waste without the authority of a current environmental permit issued” at Wemyss Mine, Trisant between 24 September and 27 October 2021.

A separate charge of depositing other waste “otherwise than under an environmental permit” on land at Wemyss Mine between the same dates was withdrawn at the hearing.­

Appearing for sentencing at Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 19 October, the 74-year-old was handed a £7,000 fine by magistrates.

Bray must also pay costs to the Crown Prosecution Service of £1,000 as well as a surcharge to fund victim services of £700.