Belfast Telegraph

Man dumped tyres at Derry bonfire to be sentenced

By Eamonn MacDermott

A man who admitted dumping tyres for youths to use on a bonfire in Londonderry will be sentenced next month.

Barry McGillion (45), of Glenelly Road in Gortin, admitted three charges of unauthorised waste disposal, transporting controlled waste and unlawfully disposing of controlled waste on August 8, 2017.

The court heard that police were alerted to a red van in the Galliagh area which was seen dropping off tyres near the site where youths were preparing a bonfire. Officers found around 100 tyres had already been left there.

The red van, driven by McGillion, drove away but was stopped by police nearby. More tyres were found in the van.

McGillion pleaded guilty to the charges yesterday.

Deputy District Judge John Rea said he needed to know the scale of the operation and how much it cost to clean up. The case was adjourned until February 12.

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