Leeds striker fined for flytipping

Ross McCormack.
Ross McCormack.
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Leeds United striker Ross McCormack has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 for illegally dumping Christmas waste in a layby.

McCormack was identified as the offender by Leeds City Council enforcement officers after they were called to the littered layby on the A58 Wetherby Road after Christmas.

The 26-year-old left packaging, cardboard delivery boxes and plastic bags next to bins at some point between Christmas 2012 and January 3, which was found blowing into nearby hedges and fields.

At a hearing at Leeds Magistrates’ Court today, he was handed a £200 fine, ordered to pay £883.25 in costs and a £20 victim surcharge.