Barnsley man in court for spitting

Coun Jenny Platts, Barnsley Council
Coun Jenny Platts, Barnsley Council
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A man issued with an on-the-spot fine for spitting failed to pay and ended up £175 out of pocket.

Douglas Brear, aged 30, of Seth Terrace, Barnsley, was spotted spitting three times on Osborne Street in the town and was issued with a £75 fixed penalty.

Coun Jenny Platts, Barnsley Council

Coun Jenny Platts, Barnsley Council

When he failed to pay he was prosecuted at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court and was fined £35 and ordered to pay £120 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Councillor Jenny Platts said: “It’s important that we all take responsibility for keeping our streets clean.”