Man pleaded guilty to five charges under The Waste and Contaminated Land Order

Date published: 05 May 2022

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Donald Hogsett, 79, of Trailcock Road Carrickfergus pleaded guilty at Laganside Crown Court to five charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land Order [WCLO].

Two charges of depositing waste without a licence [WCLO Article 4(1)a], one of keeping waste without a licence [WCLO Article 4(1)a], and two of keeping/treating waste in a manner likely to harm the environment [WCLO Article 4(1)c].

Mr Hogsett was sentenced to an 8 months suspended for two years on each of the five charges for waste offences, further he was required to pay £4,930 compensation to his victim Irish Salt Mining & Exploration Ltd and to pay costs of £1,289 to the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

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