Fined £2,500 for waste offences

A Banbridge car breaker has been fined £2,500 for waste offences.

Thursday, 5th April 2018, 4:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th April 2018, 4:06 pm
A man has been charged with a car bomb attack on Newry courthouse on 22 February. The 51-year-old was arrested by detectives from the Serious Crime Branch in the Dunmurry area on Monday. He is due to appear at Newry Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning. No-one was killed or injured in the attack but the explosion did cause damage to the gates of the courthouse. It was the first time a large car bomb had exploded in NI for 10 years.

Glenn Baird (58) of Commercial Road was fined at Newry Magistrates’ Court for keeping end-of-life vehicles at his premises without the appropriate waste authorisations contrary to Article 4.1.b of the Waste & Contaminated Land (NI) Order 1997.

In January 2016, officers from the NIEA visited the defendant’s business premises at Dublinhill Road, Dromore, County Down and found him to be operating a car breaking and repair facility without the required waste management authorisations.

Officers noted over 200 end-of-life vehicles on site along with significant quantities of car components and body panels.