Northern Ireland

Former Ace Bates Skip Hire directors face trial

Two former directors of a Belfast skip hire company are to stand trial on charges of waste offences and non-payment of landfill taxes.

Thomas Bates, 44, and his brother, 42-year-old Gary, were directors of Ace Bates Skip Hire Ltd until last October.

The company is also charged with the same offences.

Bail was set at £250 each. A date is to be fixed for the Crown Court case.