Appeal against conviction for polluting a river dismissed. Guidance for justices on questions of causation under s.85(1) Water Resources Act 1991 and the importance of distinction between ordinary and extraordinary acts when deciding whether third party acts or natural occurrences negative causal chain.

HL (Lord Browne-Wilkinson, Lord Lloyd of Berwick, Lord Nolan, Lord Hoffmann, Lord Clyde)

05/02/1998

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