Pet crematorium boss must pay up

A PET crematorium boss who was jailed for leaving the remains of several animals, including a dog from Hucknall, to rot in a field has been ordered to hand over £3,100.

Emma Bent ran Peak Pet Cremations from her home in Heage, Derbyshire. She was imprisoned for eight months earlier this year after admitting 23 various charges.

Among those was discarding some pets’ bodies on a green site. Among the remains found were those of border collie Bournville, who belonged to James Brown, of Coupe Gardens, Hucknall, and his family.

Bournville was put down in August 2009 after developing cancer. His owners took him to Peak Pet Cremations and were later handed an urn with fake ashes inside.

Bent also admitted illegally running an incinerator from her home.

As well as the jail sentence, a Proceeds Of Crime Act case was brought against her.

This is after it was revealed the Bent (36), of High Edge Drive, Heage, had made almost £90,000 from her illegal business.

Despite this figure, she was told by Judge Ebraham Mooncey to pay back only £3,100.