Magistrates fined a 22 year old man from Kidderminster for littering after failing to pay a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) issued by Wyre Forest District Council's Enforcement Officers.
Scott Crowther of Waterside Grange, Kidderminster pleaded guilty to a charge of littering and has been ordered to pay a fine of £320.
Nina Dorrell, prosecuting for Wyre Forest District Council, told the magistrates how on 17 April 2015, Mr Crowther threw a rolled up silver foil ball, approximately the size of a tennis ball, from a passenger’s side of a van, onto the A442 Worcester Road in Kidderminster.
He was subsequently issued with a fixed penalty notice for the offence, which he failed to pay.
Magistrates fined Scott Crowther £75.00. He was further ordered to pay £20.00 victim surcharge, £150 court charge and prosecution costs of £75.
Councillor Ian Hardiman, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Operational Services said:
“As an authority, we take littering very seriously and have a duty to keep the district safe, clean and looking good. I appreciate that the majority of residents dispose of their rubbish appropriately, however there’s a small minority who do not – I hope this incident serves as a reminder that littering will not be tolerated.”
This case was heard at Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court on 20 November 2015.