Wakefield Council is seeking assistance locating two men captured on camera dumping waste in Wakefield city centre.

The incident occurred on Market Street at 4:10 pm on Thursday, 9th November. The individuals were seen using a white Renault van with the registration plate YG63 E0Z.

Cllr Jack Hemingway, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment, said: “I would urge people who have information to come forward so we can find those responsible for this incident.

“Tackling fly-tipping is a priority for the Council. We have to spend money, that could be better used elsewhere, on cleaning up the mess made by fly-tippers. It is also illegal, unsightly and can be dangerous to residents and wildlife.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or possesses information leading to the identification of the individuals is urged to contact the Council at 0345 8 506 506, quoting reference number WK000766866.

The previous year, the Council prosecuted over 50 individuals for fly-tipping waste in the district.

Fly tipping waste is a criminal offence, punishable by a fine of up to £50,000 or a 12-month imprisonment if convicted in a Magistrates’ Court. In a Crown Court, the offence can result in an unlimited fine and up to five years of imprisonment.

Fly-tipping incidents can be reported on the Council’s website at Fly-tipping – Wakefield Council or by contacting customer services.