School's Heating System Costs Council £18,000

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has been fined £18,000 after oil from a Withernsea's school's heating system leaked into a nearby watercourse.

At a hearing at York Magistrate's Court, the Council admitted a charge of causing polluting matter to enter inland fresh waters, in contravention of Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2010.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council was also ordered to pay £3,932.02 in costs plus a victim surcharge of £15.