Ystrad Mynach man prosecuted over fuel contamination

By john.wallace

An Ystrad Mynach man has been prosecuted by Caerphilly Trading Standards after he sold cheap contaminated fuel.

Andrew Mackenzie, 45, of Coopers Terrace, Ystrad Mynach was in charge of Antelope Green Fuels Ltd, based in Dyffryn Business Park in Ystrad Mynach at the time the offences were committed in July 2013.

A Trading Standards investigation was launched after it was claimed that diesel being sold for £1.25 per litre from the premises was genuine fuel.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) visited the site together with officers from Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Trading Standards team, and found two large fuel tanks containing what purported to be duty-paid white diesel.

Checks showed however that the fuel contained large amounts of kerosene, and as a result HMRC seized and removed a total of 2,800 litres of fuel – 900 litres of the contaminated fuel, 990 litres of red diesel and 820 litres of kerosene.

Read more:  http://www.caerphillyobserver.co.uk/news/945319/contaminated-fuel-investigation-leads-to-prosecutions/#

 

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