Littering streets of Doncaster lands 30 in court

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PROSECUTIONS against 30 people for littering the streets of Doncaster have been carried out this month.

The littering offences were committed across the borough – from the town centre to Mexborough and Thorne – by people from across Doncaster and as far afield as Gloucestershire.

Doncaster magistrates heard the cases during a day of hearings.

Peter Dale, director of regeneration and environment at Doncaster Council, which carried out the prosecutions, said: “We work hard to make our area an attractive place to live, work and visit so anyone who is caught littering anywhere in the borough has to pay for their actions.

“Ignoring a fine or a court appearance won’t make it go away and although people shouldn’t drop litter in the first place if they pay the initial fixed penalty this would be far less costly.”

All 30 were convicted of depositing litter.