VIDEO footage of a man defecating on a pavement near an unauthorised gypsy camp has emerged.

The shocking footage - filmed by a tenant on Carlton Industrial Estate - showed the man behind a lamp post.

Travellers have been on and off the site for the past 18 months, leaving behind "copious amounts of rubbish".

Barnsley Council has proposed a permanent traveller site that would run from the nearby field to the west of Fish Dam roundabout up to Woodmoor Street.

The council says it must provide authorised sites to give it more authority to move people on when they set up unauthorised camps.

The most recent encampment moved on after a case at Barnsley Magistrates' Court and the area has been cleared by the council.

Coun Roy Miller, cabinet spokesperson, said:

"The site is proposed in the consultation draft of the Local Plan. Therefore this proposal is at a very early stage.

"This proposal is for a permanent site. Permanent sites are needed across the borough to minimise instances of unauthorised encampments."