Litter louts paying the price in court

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More than £6,000 worth of fines and charges have been handed out to litterbugs in the most recent council crackdown.

A total of 20 cases were heard by magistrates after council wardens caught people littering streets.

Fines ranging from £65 to £175 were handed out by the courts.

One man had to pay a fine of £175 for dropping rubbish in Trafford Way in January. He was also ordered to pay costs of £165.

Others hit in the pockets included women from Scawsby, Moorends, and Thorne as well as men from Rossington and Highfields.

Councillor Cynthia Ransome, cabinet member for communities, said: “Residents tell us that litter is one of their top concerns and we will continue to take strong action against the small minority who cause this problem.

“I am pleased to see once again that the magistrates are backing our action by handing out fines to litter louts.”