Mexborough couple made to pay fines over illegal litter dumping

Rotherham Magistrates Court, Main Street, Rotherham.
Rotherham Magistrates Court, Main Street, Rotherham.

A Mexborough couple have been made to pay for dumping household waste, including two microwave ovens, on land in Rawmarsh.

Michael and Sharon Graham, of Dodsworth Street, were fined £180, ordered to pay £250 costs and a victim surcharge of £20 - a total of £450 each - after pleading guilty to fly tipping at Old Warren Vale on November 20 last year.

Michael, 49, and Sharon, 44, appeared at Rotherham Magistrates Court on Wednesday, December 16, and the hearing was told that Rotherham Council had installed a covert camera at the site following numerous reports of litter dumping. They were recorded dumping several large items from the back of a silver Vauxhall Zafira and were traced through the car’s registration number.