Monday, January 15, 2007

Deepings man in court case over fag end...

A fag end has landed a Deeping St James man with a criminal record.

He was one of the first two motorists to be prosecuted by Peterborough City Council for throwing litter out of car windows onto the street, according to the Peterborough Evening Telegraph

The case was brought as part of a crack-down on "environmental crime". Peterborough City Council has adopted a range of measures including authorising Police Community Support Officers to issue £75 fixed penalty notices for graffiti-taggers, litter-droppers and fly-posters, in a three-month pilot scheme in the Ortons area.

Environmental wardens are also being recruited and CCTV images of suspected litter louts are regularly made public.

Peterborough Magistrates heard that the 47-year-old Thackers Way man was seen to throw a cigarette butt from his car on the A15 Lincoln Road, near Northborough, at about 8.15am on June 15.

He pleaded to guilty to littering, was given a one-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay £50 costs.

Bet he uses the ash tray next time!

1 comment:

Liz said...

Ludicrous! Yes give him a fixed penalty notice as someone has to clean up the mess. However, it must have cost us taxpayers a fortune to bring the matter to Court. I will look up the cost of this stupid prosecution.

Having read PC Copperfields blog - a good statistic for crime detection? A poor statistic for common sense.