Fine For Ford

Ford was yesterday fined pounds 10,000 by Cardiff Crown Court for polluting a wildlife site and killing more than a thousand salmon, trout and grayling.

A toxic liquid seeped out of a broken underground pipe at the car manufacturer's engine plant in Bridgend, South Wales, and seeped into the River Ewenny. Ford was also ordered to pay pounds 11,400 in costs for the prosecution by the Government's Environment Agency. The company said it had since spent pounds 220,000 to prevent such an accident happening again.