A GRIMETHORPE man has been sentenced to a 12-month community order and ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work after he was found guilty of fly-tipping.

Dylan Finney, of Nancy Road, had been finding work through Facebook, taking waste and dumping it on and near Park Spring Road in Grimethorpe a well-known fly-tipping hotspot.

He was also ordered to pay £1,000 in costs to the council, and a rehabilitation activity order was included where Finney will have to take part in ten sessions.

Coun Jenny Platts, cabinet spokesperson for adults and communities, said: “We take instances of fly-tipping very seriously in Barnsley, it is an inexcusable blight on our borough.

“As part of our #EverybodyThink campaign, we will continue to work with the police and the public to tackle environmental crime.

“Help us to protect our beautiful borough by making sure you only give your rubbish to someone with a valid waste carriers’ licence or you dispose of it yourself in a responsible and legal manner.”