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NI man gets confiscation order

Gallagher waster at glassagh road site

A man in Northern Ireland has been handed a £125,000 confiscation order for waste offences.

In October 2015, following an investigation by officers from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Noel Gallagher, of Brandywell Road, Londonderry, was convicted of dumping 52,500 tonnes of mixed commercial and household wastes at a site on Glassagh Road.

Gallagher was convicted of one count of depositing controlled waste not in accordance with a licence and one count of keeping controlled waste on a site in a manner likely to cause pollution to the environment or harm to human health.

At his sentencing in November 2015, Gallagher was given a three-month sentence, suspended for a year.

He has now been made the subject of a £125,000 confiscation order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

He has been given three months to pay the order in full. Failure to do so will result in an 18 months’ custodial sentence.

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