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Portadown man fined £7,000 for waste offences

A county Armagh man has been fined £7,000 at Craigavon Craigavon Magistrates’ Court

Seamus Toye (72) from Milltown Lane, The Birches, Portadown, was today fined £7,000 plus £31 court costs at for waste offences.

Toye pleaded guilty to four offences in relation to his unauthorised End of Life Vehicle and scrap metal site.

On 11 March 2014, Northern Ireland Environment Agency officers visited the site, where they found large amounts of scrap engines, vehicle parts, scrap metal, timber and waste tyres.

On 8 December 2014, at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court, Mr Toye was given until today to clear his site of all waste. Significant amounts of waste were found on site during two subsequent visits by NIEA officers.

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