A GRIMETHORPE man has been sentenced to a 12-month community order and ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work after he was found guilty of fly-tipping.

Dylan Finney, of Nancy Road, had been finding work through Facebook, taking waste and dumping it on and near Park Spring Road in Grimethorpe - a well-known fly-tipping hotspot.

He was also ordered to pay £1,000 in costs to the council, and a rehabilitation activity order was included where Finney will have to take part in ten sessions.

Coun Jenny Platts, cabinet spokesperson for adults and communities, said: “We take instances of fly-tipping very seriously in Barnsley, it is an inexcusable blight on our borough.

“We will continue to work with the police and the public to tackle environmental crime.”