Teenage louts learn tough lesson

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SIX teenage litter louts have got their hands dirty paying something back to the community on a Doncaster estate.

The young people, aged between 12 and 17 years old, were caught littering and were advised they must either pay a £75 fine or take part in a litter pick.

They went for the cheaper option and Community Safety Wardens Fay Larkins and Kim Markham, from the Safer Neighbourhood Team, supervised the three-hour litter pick in the Intake area as part of Neighbourhood Alliance.

Thirteen bags of litter were collected and the young people were spoken to afterwards about the effect it has on communities.

“After spending three hours in the freezing cold on a weekend morning, hopefully the group will have learned their lesson and will think twice about littering in the future,” said Coun Cynthia Ransome.