Litter crackdown as dozens face courts

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MORE than 20 fines have been dished out by Doncaster magistrates in the latest wave of prosecutions under laws to stop littering.

All the cases were put before the courts on March 24 in what is the latest in a series of prosecutions under a continuing clampdown.

In total, the cases saw fines and charges of £5,941.73 levied, made up of fines, charges and victim surcharges.

The cases were brought to court by Doncaster Council against people who failed to pay initial spot fines issued by wardens who saw them drop litter.

Director of environment Peter Dale said it was not a money-making exercise.

He said: “The council takes strong action against people who seek to spoil it. Taking someone to court for an unpaid Fixed Penalty Notice is always a last resort but it is important that we hold those who drop litter to account.”

Defendants convicted of depositing and leaving litter, all addresses Doncaster unless stated:

Aaron Allen of West End Avenue, Bentley, fined £350, costs £163.02; Christine Anderson of Stoneclose Avenue, Hexthorpe, fined £35 costs £35; Danielle Cook of Lansbury Avenue, New Rossington, fined £75, costs £50; Sarah Crick of Lincoln Road, Wheatley fined £82 costs of £50; Jason Cunningham of Holmes Carr Crescent, New Rossington, fined £55, costs of £50; Michelle Doe of Brockhole Close, Cantley, fined £92, costs of £50; Brian Farmery of Todmorden Close, Denaby Main, fined £350, costs £170.84; David Greenwood of The Homestead, Bentley, fined £43, costs £100; Lyndsey Harvey of Conyers Road, Bentley fined £175, costs £163.02; Donna Huggins of South Street, Highfields, fined £175, costs £163.02; Brooke Laverick of Walstow Crescent, Armthorpe, fined £175, costs £163.02 costs; Pawel Luszczyk of Vulcan Mews, Auckley, fined £175, costs £163.02; Craig Marsden of Barker Street, Mexborough, fined £175, costs £163.02; Sharon McMahon of Howbeck Drive, Edlington, fined £175, costs £163.02; Graham Murrell of Main Street, Folkton, Scarborough, fined £175, costs £208.67; Emma Rodgers of Corona Drive, Thorne, fined £175, costs £163.02; Athena Smith of Sandringham Road, Intake, fined £67; costs £50; Heather Smith of Crawshaw Road, Hexthorpe, fined £175, costs of £163.02; Michelle Townsend of Wordsworth Avenue, Balby, fined £35, costs £50; Gemma Tulley of Beech Street, South Elmsall, Pontefract, fined £175, costs of £163.02; Tina Waugh of North Square, Edlington, fined £35, costs of £35; Luke Wilson of Skellow Road, Skellow, fined £175, costs £163.02.

All must pay a £15 victim surcharge to the council.