Woman fined £240 for dropping cigarette wrapper in Barking
A woman who dropped the wrapper of a cigarette packet at Barking station has been fined £240 after the case was taken to court.
Julie Reading, of Lion Hill, Stourport-on-Severn, in Worcestershire, was seen by a council enforcement officer dropping the litter in February this year.
The 45-year-old was issued with a fixed penalty notice of £75 on the spot.
But when she failed to pay it the case was taken to Romford Magistrates’ Court where she was found guilty of littering.
She was fined £100 and ordered to pay £120 costs with a £20 victims’ surcharge.
You may also want to watch:
Cllr Jeanne Alexander, cabinet member for crime, justice and communities, said: “This case demonstrates that we will not tolerate littering in Barking and Dagenham. Throwing rubbish on the ground, even if it is just a cigarette wrapper, is still an offence.
“We issue fines wherever we can, and if those fines are not paid we will not hesitate to pursue the offenders through the courts.”
- 1 Three men found stabbed after alleged brawl in Dagenham
- 2 Woman organises do after Covid-19 restrictions force school in Dagenham to cancel prom
- 3 Watch out for these disruptions to your journey by road and rail this week
- 4 Ambulance stations to close and be replaced by single centre, LAS reveals
- 5 Father's Day: Fond memories of Dagenham 'gent' with 'a heart of gold'
- 6 Man wanted in criminal damage investigation
- 7 Dagenham & Redbridge interested in former Leyton Orient full-back Sam Ling
- 8 Man found stabbed in Chadwell Heath
- 9 Dagenham man banned from keeping animals after starved pony found collapsed
- 10 Barking add forward Georgie Fairhead as assistant Adam Flemming departs