Fly-tip man fined after leaving clues in dumped waste

Fly-tipping waste.
Fly-tipping waste.
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A man has been fined for fly-tipping after clues in the dumped waste led investigating officers directly to his home.

Darren Butterworth, aged 38, of Buchanan Road, Sheffield, has been ordered by the courts to pay £351 after admitting dumping waste at a Sheffield beauty spot.

Butterworth appeared before Sheffield Magistrates Court on Thursday, charged with fly tipping waste.

The case against him began after bags of waste were seen on Rivelin Valley Road in January by a Sheffield Council environmental protection officer.

The officer examined the waste and found old clothes, food scraps and nappies.

Evidence led to Butterworth being interviewed under caution and he admitted that he had dumped the waste.

Ian Ashmore, head of environmental regulation at Sheffield Council, said: “We take a zero tolerance approach to fly-tipping and littering, and cases like this demonstrate that we take incidents very seriously.

“Fly-tipping is by no means a victimless crime.

“It is a blight onSheffield’s beautiful landscape, and also costs the authority an awful lot of money to clean it up and dispose of it carefully – this is money that could instead be spent on essential services.”

n To report incidents of fly-tipping, call South Yorkshire Police on 101.