NORTHANTS county council has warned it will take action against farmers who obstruct rights of way.
The warning follows the councils successful prosecution of a farmer who allowed a footpath on his land to get obstructed by crops.
At a court hearing earlier this month, the farmer was fined £500 and ordered to pay costs to the county council of £300. Senior rights of way officer Jim Cosford told the court that the path was inspected by a council officer following complaints from members of the public. *