Millionaire farmer jailed for ‘ecological vandalism on an industrial scale’ for bulldozing trees along riverbank

Millionaire who dredged waterway ordered to pay £655,000 (€735,000) to restore landscape, but experts say it will take decades to re-establish mature trees

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Jane Dalton©

A millionaire farmer who destroyed the habitats of otters, kingfishers and trout as he illegally ripped out trees has been jailed for a year.