Tossed cigarette costs Dagenham man more than £600

Man threw cigarette butt out of car

Council enforcement officers saw a man who was driving a blue Mercedes drop a cigarette on a public road in March last year. - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

A Dagenham man has been ordered to pay more than £600 after someone was spotted dropping a cigarette out of his car.

On March 7 last year, council enforcement officers reported seeing a man driving a blue Mercedes drop a cigarette on a public road.

As the registered keeper of the car, Uddin Mehraz Md Moshiur of Edgehill Gardens was issued a notice requiring him to provide details of who was driving at the time within 21 days.

He did not respond, even after being given a further seven days to provide details.

Mr Moshiur did not attend a hearing at Barkingside Magistrates Court on July 13 and was found guilty in his absence.

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He must pay a £250 fine, £350 in costs to Barking and Dagenham Council and a £32 victim surcharge.

Cllr Margaret Mullane said: “Not only has this resident made the borough dirty by littering our streets, he has also wasted a lot of officer time by not providing the details of the offender, and the amount he has to pay reflects this.”

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