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Serial fly tipper lands bill of £1,300

Officers of Sheffield Council’s Environmental Protection Service have prosecuted a serial fly tipper for two further offences in the city.

Robert William Dillon, 69, of Bridle Stile Close, Sheffield, pleaded guilty at Sheffield Magistrates Court last week to two offences of depositing waste on land and burning it. The case followed complaints from local residents about illegal dumping on land on Bridle Stile Close and Cyclops Street. Officers who investigated the matters traced the waste back to Mr Dillon on each occasion.

When interviewed about the offences, Mr Dillon admitted dumping the waste and burning it.

The court heard that Mr Dillon had already been successfully prosecuted by Sheffield City Council for a similar offence in 2011 and had also been convicted of fly tipping offences in two other prosecutions by North East Derbyshire District Council.

He was fined £500 in respect of the offence at Bridle Stile Close, £300 for the offence at Cyclops Street, and ordered to pay £500 costs, totalling £1,300. He was ordered to pay at £50 per month.

A spokesman for the Sheffield City Council said:

“We are pleased that these results show the courts are backing Sheffield in the fight to keep the city clean. It is disappointing that Mr Dillon, who we prosecuted in 2011, as did our colleagues in North East Derbyshire twice more, persisted in this behaviour. We take fly tipping very seriously and we will not hesitate to act against those who spoil our city.”