Litterbugs are before courts

MORE than £6,000 worth of fines and charges have beenhanded 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.

Among those hit in the pocket included women from Moorends and Thorne.

Councillor Cynthia Ransome, cabinet member for communities, said after the hearings: “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.”