Rotherham fly tipper fined at court

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A fly tipper has been fined £750 after he was spotted dumping asbestos and construction waste at the side of a Rotherham road.

Christopher Rowlands, of The Wellway, Sunnyside, was seen dumping the waste on Laudsdale Road, East Herringthorpe, and his registration number was passed on to the authorities.

He denied the offence when interviewed by council officers but was found guilty in his absence when he failed to attend his court hearing.

Rowlands was ordered to pay court costs of £634.86.

Councillor Kath Sims, of Rotherham Council, said: “We are committed to doing all we can to stop fly tipping. I hope this case sends out a strong message that these crimes are serious.”

Call on 01709 336003 to report culprits.