A Scarborough man has been prosecuted by the council for dumping rubbish at one of the town’s popular beauty spots.
James Rogers, 25, of Lady Edith’s Drive, pleaded guilty at Scarborough Magistrates Court for fly-tipping household waste, including a bed, television, mattress and bookcase, at The Mere, off Queen Margaret’s Road.
After failing to attend court twice, he was arrested, brought before magistrates and fined £1,000. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £100 and costs of £500.
Steve Reynolds, Scarborough Council’s environment and countryside manager, said: “We take all incidents of the illegal dumping of rubbish very seriously and where we have evidence, we will always look to prosecute the offender.
“This latest case was a great success for us and we hope it sends out a clear message that we will not tolerate those who think it is acceptable to abuse the environment in this way.”