PPS will prosecute five defendants over Mobuoy dumping

City Waste, Campsie. (0706PG53)
City Waste, Campsie. (0706PG53)

The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has confirmed that five defendants - three individuals and two companies - are likely to be prosecuted in relation to illegal dumping uncovered at the City Waste site on the banks of the Faughan in Londonderry.

The cases, if brought, will come before the courts imminently. A PPS spokesperson confirmed to the Sentinel: “We can confirm that a decision has been taken to prosecute five defendants for contravention of the Waste and Contaminated Land (NI) Order 1997 in relation to the unlawful disposal of waste which was discovered on the Mobuoy Road, Londonderry in March 2012.”

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) sent a file to the PPS in March in relation to alleged illegal dumping following an investigation dubbed Operation Sycamore.