Takeaway Litter Lout Fined £500
A Medway woman was recently fined £500 for tossing a bag of takeaway food wrappers from the window of the car she was travelling in. Someone spotted her and reported the incident to the local authority, Medway Council.
A car registration check revealed the owner of the car, who was duly sent a fixed penalty notice form. This was returned with the name of the passenger. Enforcement officers from the council visited her, during which she confirmed the incident and her liability. A fixed penalty notice was then issued.
Unfortunately for the litter lout, she neglected to pay her fine or respond to a subsequent court summons. The escalation of her case in the Magistrates Court resulted in her fine, costs and victim levy totalling almost £500.
Councillor Peter Hicks, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Customer Contact at Medway Council, said:
“Members of the public can help us make Medway a better, cleaner place to live by reporting any selfish acts like this. If we have evidence of littering we will prosecute”.
This equally applies to other parts of the UK. So if you see a litter lout in your local area, particularly if they are in a car that can be traced, take their details and report them to the appropriate department of your local authority.
Further details on this story can be found at the Medway Council website.