[2001] EWCA Crim 2635 [2001] EWCA Crim 2635

Where the water authority had committed four breaches of s.70 Water Industry Act 1991 a total fine of #119,000 was manifestly excessive and was quashed and substituted with a total fine of #80,000. The Court of Appeal outlined the considerations a court should have in mind when imposing financial penalties for such offences.