A fly-tipper who blocked an emergency access point in York with window frames and waste wood could end up with a huge fine.
They dumped the waste in broad daylight on Tuesday lunchtime at St Paul’s Mews in Holgate.
Their vehicle details have been passed to the City of York council and Network Rail said they would arrange for the waste to be removed as soon as possible.
Residents said they were shocked and surprised at the incident which took place while school children were playing on a nearby field. The van was caught on camera too.
The council can issue Fixed Penalty Notices of up to £400 or prosecute anyone caught dumping waste.
A successful prosecution for more serious offences can result in a fine at a magistrate’s court of up to £50,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment.