A BARNSLEY woman has been arrested and prosecuted for fly-tipping.

Last July, neighbourhood wardens investigated a report of fly-tipping in an alleyway on Milgate Street, Royston, and found a quantity of household waste.

Enquiries led to Zoe Milner, of Milgate Street. being identified as the owner.

Having failed to attend earlier hearings, an arrest warrant was issued and on April 22 of this year, Milner was arrested and put before the court.

She entered a guilty plea to the offence of fly tipping under Section 33 of the Environmental protection act 1990.

As a result, she was fined and ordered to pay a victim surcharge.

Anna Hartley, Executive Director for Public Health and Communities, said: “We will not tolerate environmental crime and fly-tipping being a blight on our borough and our communities.

“With the help and support of the wider public, we will identify and prosecute offenders, which can be seen in this case.

“I’d like to thank our neighbourhood wardens, the Safer Communities team and our litigation team for their assistance in this prosecution to send out another strong message against fly-tipping and environmental crime in Barnsley.”