Northern Ireland

County Down man fined £900 for dumping tyres on bonfire

A County Down man has been fined £900 for illegally disposing of tyres on a bonfire.

Leonard Nicholson of Shore Road, Ballykinlar, was found guilty of six charges brought under The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997.

He was fined £150 on each charge at Newry Magistrates' Court .

He was also ordered to pay £31 court costs.

In September and October 2008, officials from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA), along with officers from Newry and Mourne District Council, investigated Mr Nicholson in relation to the illegal disposal of tyres on a bonfire in Newry.