A landlord has been fined more than £1,000 after having an enormous mountain of waste dumped on farmland writes Barnaby Kellaway.

Mohammed Hussain, 62, paid two unauthorised individuals to dispose of household waste from a property he runs.

The trash was then chucked on a rural lane in in South Milford, North Yorks, in a shocking case of fly-tipping.

A farmer who owned the land had to pay for its removal.

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Selby District Council enforcement officers investigated the incident and found evidence linking the waste to Hussain.

He was prosecuted and brought before York Magistrates Court on Friday, October 23.

Hussain, from Leeds, pleaded guilty to failing to ensure household waste from his property was transferred to an authorised person.

He was fined £500, ordered to pay a surcharge of £30, £240 to reimburse the farmer who had to pay for the removal of the waste from his property and costs of £412.50.