Shell UK at Norwich court over Bacton health and safety allegations

Energy firm Shell UK today (Thursday) appeared at Norwich magistrates' court charged with failing to maintain health and safety standards for staff at Bacton gas terminal.

The global company faces eight charges relating to the operation of the Paston Road terminal, including failing to ensure staff safety, failing to take measures to prevent accidents and contravening a pollution prevention permit.

District judge Philip Browning declined jurisdiction and referred the case to crown court. The case will be heard at Norwich Crown Court on May 4. No indication of plea has yet been given.