A scrap dealer has been £500+ as he was caught illegally transporting unwanted metal.
Lee Taylor was found during a joint police and council operation to find local metal thieves and illegal waste carriers.
His van was located and has been said to have been carrying scrap metal which he said he had collected from skips and was going to sell on.
Councillor Colin Hall, said: “We do not tolerate environmental crime in Sutton and will continue to hold people responsible for their actions.
“All businesses that carry waste, including scrap merchants, skip companies, builders and gardeners, must have a waste carriers licence, which is there mainly to stop fly-tipping as there is a paper trace of where the waste has come from and where it’s going to.”