Smokers fined for dropping cigarette ends in Rotherham

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Smokers in Rotherham are being warned they face fines for dropping their cigarette ends.

Last week, seven culprits were convicted of littering, with some receiving fines of £400 after being found guilty in their absence.

Coun Richard Russell, Rotherham Council’s cabinet member for waste, said the cases should serve as a deterrent to others.

He said: “Improving quality of life and dealing with anti-social behaviour are priorities for the council.

“Taking pride in our neighbourhoods and keeping them free from litter, dog fouling, graffiti and fly-tipping are particular issues that are raised regularly by local people.”