Councils’ warning as South Yorkshire flytipper fined £860

Cllr Dennis Kelly
Cllr Dennis Kelly
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A fly-tipper who travelled across counties to dump dozens of bags of rubbish on two country lanes has been ordered to pay out £1,300.

Shawn Kassim left two large suitcases and 20 black bin bags of clothes, toys, garden waste and household items at Syday Lane, Barlborough, near Chesterfield.

He also left about 30 bags containing clothes, household waste and papers on Gashouse Lane, Eckington.

Bolsover District Council and North East Derbyshire District Council were made aware of the incidents on August 23 last year. Following an investigation and a witness report from a council worker, officers discovered the waste had been carried by Kassim, of Rydell Avenue, Langold, Worksop.

He was summoned to appear in court but failed to attend, prompting a warrant for his arrest.

Coun Dennis Kelly, of Bolsover District Council, said: “We hope this sends out a strong message to others, that offenders will face the full force of the law if they fly-tip in our districts, and will be arrested if they don’t attend court.”

Kassim, who pleaded guilty to two counts of fly-tipping, apologised in mitigation for his actions.

He was fined £860 and must also pay £400 in costs as well as a £43 victim surcharge.