Sheffield litter louts taken to court

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Litter louts who failed to pay fines after they were caught dropping rubbish have been prosecuted by Sheffield Council.

Five men and one woman did not pay fixed penalty notices, issued to them by environmental enforcement officers, after they were spotted dropping litter in the city centre, and ended up facing a combined bill of £890.

And another two cases relating to people fly-tipping and failing to produce documents for the disposal of waste in Sheffield also led to prosecutions in court.

The council is running a crackdown on littering.

Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for the environment, said: “We are really pleased the court has recognised the damage littering and fly-tipping does in our city, and that those who spoil the city should be punished.

“These cases are the result of tough action we are taking.

“We are keeping up this pressure.”

James Mayall, aged 20, of Red Lane, Broomhill, Sheffield; Victor Mettan, 24, of Doncaster Road, Barnsley; Trevor Mains, 36, of Chesterfield Road, Staveley; Jaqueline Green, 50, of Outholme Lane, Tetney, Grimsby and Kevin Deards, 40, of Westcarr Road, Retford, were all fined £75 for littering plus £75 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Vincent Hunt, 22, of Hazelwood Hill, Hazelwood, Belper, Derbyshire, pleaded guilty to littering and received a conditional discharge, along with £25 costs and a £15 surcharge.

In separate cases, Jasim Rashid, 47, of Exeter Drive, Broomhall, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to fly-tipping on Darnall Road. He was sentenced to a six month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £15 surcharge.

And Kahalid Tabani, 56, of Hestia restaurant on Northfield Road, Crookes, pleaded guilty to failing to produce documents relating to waste disposal. He was conditionally discharged for 12 months, and ordered to pay a £15 surcharge and £100 towards costs.