A MAN has been left with a hefty fine after being found guilty of knowingly causing controlled waste to be deposited.

Stephen Sharp, 40, of Honeywell Grove was found guilty after a trial at Barnsley Magistrates court yesterday.

CCTV footage shows a man dumping cardboard boxes and two plastic bottles on Smithley Lane, Wombwell on May 18 last year. Sharp was not the person depositing the waste.

Sharp was initially charged a £300 fixed penalty notice, which wasn’t paid. At the court hearing, Mr Sharp was fined £825, ordered to pay the authority’s total costs and clear up costs of £455, plus £82.50 victims’ surcharge, totalling £1362.50.

Wendy Lowder, Executive Director for Communities, said: “Thanks to our enforcement team, we’ve once again used CCTV footage to gain a successful prosecution. It sends a strong message to anyone thinking about fly tipping in Barnsley, no matter how big or small - it will not be tolerated.”

“In this case, it’s a strong reminder that as the vehicle owner, you have just as much a responsibility to make sure your vehicle is being used correctly and not part of fly tipping.”