New water fine - £0

On 24 July, a County Tyrone farmer was handed an absolute discharge by Magherafelt magistrates' court for allowing slurry to enter a waterway in 2017.

Sector: Water

Total payout: £0

Type: Prosecution

Date: July 2019

Location: Northern Ireland

Offender: Michael Hutchinson

Description of offence: Making a polluting discharge to a waterway, contrary to article 7(1)(a) of the Water (Northern Ireland) Order 1999

Follow-up: NI Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs press release

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