By Alex Kapadia
A former police inspector has been ordered to repay £33,000 from his police pension for his role in an illegal tyres dumping scam.
Geraint Evans was jailed in November 2009 after he was found guilty of dumping around 175,000 tyres in Hirwaun, south Wales, Manchester and Colchester in Essex.
Nine articulated lorries, each containing around 12,000 tyres, were also found abandoned in the north west of England.
Evans, 51, a former police inspector at Caernarfon was jailed in November 2009 after he was found guilty, along with fellow former civilian police employee Marilyn Hanks, 37 and Norman Cassidy, 58, from Essex.
Evans benefited £89,000 from the crime and has 28 days to repay the £33,000 or could be sentenced to a further 18 months in jail. His partner, Hanks, benefited £18,000 from the crime and was ordered to repay £10,000 within six months or face a six month prison sentence.
Cassidy made £72,769 from the crime but was only made to repay £1 due to his financial circumstances.
Evans retired from the police force in 2005 but had been involved in the tyre industry since 1999. After retiring he had unsuccessfully attempted to pursue a business in tyre recycling but was declared bankrupt.
The arrests were made after an anonymous tip off to the Environment agency sparked an investigation.