A Derbyshire man who failed to prevent fly-tipping of rubbish, which included asbestos waste, has been fined hundreds of pounds.

Richard McNalty of Belper, appeared before Derby Magistrates and pleaded guilty to failing in his duty of care to prevent the deposit of controlled waste on land at Somercotes, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

McNalty was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay costs of £400 and a victim surcharge of £15.

The prosecution came about after a member of the public alerted Amber Valley Borough Council to the offence.

A spokesman for the council said: “The council is committed to stamping out fly-tipping in the borough and will always investigate incidents and press charges against offenders wherever possible.”

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