By Oliver Hall
A company director whose recycling site was the scene of a massive scrap tyres blaze which burned for weeks has appeared in court.
Edward O’Neill, faces nine charges under the health and safety and environmental legislation following the tyres inferno at his site in Warsop back in May.
Up to 400,000 tyres went up in smoke in the devastating inferno which took a week to put out and brought chaos to the town, forcing some homes to be evacuated.
The blaze, was on a site next to a council household waste centre, burned and smouldered on for weeks.
O’Neill, 56, a director of Robin Hood Environmental Ltd, is charged with depositing waste tyres without a licence and storing controlled waste in an unsafe way.
The case was adjourned at Nottingham Crown Court today until 11th January when O’Neill will be expected to enter his pleas.
A trial date was provisionally fixed for 4th May with an estimate of five days and Judge Philip Head extended bail.