Fly-tipper sentenced to unpaid work for dumping rubbish near Rotherham woods
A fly-tipper has been sentenced to 40 hours of unpaid work for dumping bags of rubbish near woodland in Rotherham.
Paul Kelsall, aged 23, of Duke Street, Swinton, also has to pay £360 in court costs after admitting tipping domestic waste near woodland alongside a public right of way in Wath-upon-Dearne.
Rotherham magistrates heard that an enforcement officer from Rotherham Council found a large amount of waste including cardboard boxes, clothing, food packaging and containers dumped on Abdy Lane last November.
Kelsall was tracked down and admitted the offence.
Coun Emma Hoddinott, Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Waste, Roads and Community Safety, said: "Fly-tipping is a real blight, destroying beauty spots and costing Council Tax payers a considerable amount in cleaning up illegal dumping.
"The council is committed to tackling fly-tipping and will not hesitate to prosecute the perpetrators of these anti-social offences."
Councillor Alan Atkin, who represents Wath, added: “There have been numerous complaints about tipping in this area so we are delighted that the council has successfully prosecuted one of the offenders.
"We hope it sends a strong message to others that if they are found to have dumped waste, then there will be consequences for them.”