Archive for the 'litter' Category

Court victory for cigarette butt man – The Independent

“A man fined £50 for dropping a cigarette butt down a drain celebrated a victory when the case was thrown out of court.”

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The Independent, 24th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Judge condemns teenager’s sweet wrapper prosecution – Daily Telegraph

“A judge has condemned a ‘grotesque’ waste of taxpayers’ money spent on prosecuting teenager Larissa Wilkinson for allowing her 18 month-old niece to drop a sweet wrapper.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

The anti-terror law used on litterbugs – BBC News

“Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is to clamp down on local councils who use anti-terror laws to catch litterbugs and other minor offenders.”

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BBC News, 17th April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Driver fined for throwing parking ticket – Daily Telegraph

“A motorist who hurled an £80 parking ticket at an attendant in a fit of rage has been fined or littering.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2009 

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man taken to court after wheelie bin falls over – Daily Telegraph

“A householder has been taken to court for dumping rubbish after his wheelie bin toppled over, spilling its contents.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Legal blunder allows drivers to get away with littering – The Times

“Thousands of motorists who litter Britain’s roads every day are escaping penalty because of a bureaucratic blunder.”

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The Times, 31st October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Sausage roll fine case dismissed – BBC News

“A mother who was taken to court after refusing to pay a £75 fine for dropping a piece of sausage roll on the pavement has had her case dismissed.”

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BBC News, 27th August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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