A MAN has lost his car and fined after he was caught fly-tipping.

Samuel Wall of Smith Street, Wombwell, appeared in court and pleaded guilty to charges under section 33 of the Environmental protection act 1990 for depositing controlled waste.

On Thursday July 12, Wall was caught on CCTV fly-tipping pieces of a red leather sofa on Smithley Lane, Wombwell.

Barnsley Council’s enforcement team seized the vehicle used while the investigation was carried out.

Unable to produce documents to prove that the vehicle belonged to him, the vehicle was crushed on Monday October 15.

He was fined £110 and a victim surcharge of £30. He was also ordered to pay to cover investigation time and legal costs, totalling £1036.

A spokesperson from Barnsley Council, said: “Thanks to our enforcement team, we’ve successfully used CCTV footage once again to identify the culprit and seize his vehicle ahead of pursuing this court prosecution.

"This result is great news and sends a message to anyone thinking about fly-tipping in Barnsley – it will not be tolerated."