A cigarette litterer has been ordered to pay a fine after he was caught dropping it out of a car window. 

Mohammed Rahman, of Old Castle Street, Aldgate was caught by enforcement officers dropping a cigarette from the window of a rented Porsche Panamera in Green Lane, Dagenham. 

Investigations led to Rahman who was renting the car on April 21. 

He was subsequently issued with a fixed penalty notice on May 12 and ordered to pay the fine within 14 days, Barking and Dagenham Council said.

Rahman failed to do so despite receiving a reminder letter and was summoned to Barkingside Magistrates Court. 

On November 28, the court found Rahman guilty in his absence.

He was ordered to pay a £440 fine, costs of £596 to Barking and Dagenham Council and a victim surcharge of £176. 

Councillor Syed Ghani, cabinet member for enforcement and community safety, said: “We won’t stand for littering in our borough, and we will always take action.

“Dropping his cigarette from his rented car has resulted in him paying an expensive fine.”