A North East man has been charged in court after fly-tipping on a patch of land without permission.

David Thomas, aged 52 of Thorndyke Avenue in Middlesbrough, appeared before Teesside Magistrates Court on March 28.

He was charged with two counts of fly-tipping, with one incident taking place on 9 Lythe Place in Middlesbrough on June 8, 2022.

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The second incident took place at Grove Hill Community Hub on Bishopton Road in Middlesbrough on June 14, 2022.

Thomas pleaded guilty to both charges and was given a community order of unpaid work.

He was also made to pay £114 to victim services and £240 in court costs.