Published Thursday, 22 August 2013
The River Enler flows into Strangford Lough. (© Pacemaker)
A large number of dead fish were reported in the Enler River at, and upstream, of Comber town. The river is a tributary of Strangford Lough.
A joint investigation by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and Department for Culture Arts and Leisure (DCAL) Inland Fisheries found pollution levels in the water were of "high severity".
"Further to the NIEA investigation, a definite line of enquiry is being followed in respect of this incident and evidence has and continues to be collected from a premises with a view to initiating prosecution proceedings through the Public Prosecution Service (PPS)," a DOE spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said they could not provide further details due to the ongoing criminal investigation.
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