FLY-TIPPING in Barnsley’s residential areas rocketed from 14 to 214 incidents in just a year, latest figures have revealed.

The alarming statistic, which accounts for 2017/18, represents a 15-fold increase on incidents collated in 2016/17.

Flytipping campaigner and Little Houghton parish councillor Kevin Osborne said: “I have a lot of sympathy with Barnsley Council because of what they face, but magistrates simply have to give out tougher punishments to fly-tippers who are caught blighting this borough."

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