New blitz on Rotherham litterbugs

By Michael Upton | 26/11/2010 0 comments

New blitz on Rotherham litterbugs

Council chiefs have welcomed Magistrates fining more litterbugs as they continued a crackdown on “enviro-crime.”

Ten more people were prosecuted at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court on Friday (19) and convicted for dog fouling, littering and fly-tipping.

Among them was Dean Chappell, of High Hazel Crescent, Catcliffe, was convicted in his absence of dog fouling at Rotherham's Ferham Park. He was fined £50 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15.

Three further people were also convicted in their absence of each dropping cigarette ends.

Mark Schofield, of Leicester Road, Dinnington, was convicted of littering a cigarette end outside the Dinnington Interchange. He was fined £50 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15.

Steven Thornton, of Woodland Drive, North Anston, was convicted of leaving a cigarette end at Laughton Road, Dinnington.

He was fined £175, ordered to pay costs of £158.74 and a £15 victim surcharge.
Saleem Arif, of North Crescent, East Dene, was convicted of dropping a cigarette end outside Primark in Rotherham's High Street, and was fined £175, ordered to pay costs of £158.74 and the £15 victim surcharge.

Muhammad Ejaz Chisti, of St Johns Road, East Dene, was convicted of littering a cigarette end at McDonald's, Bramley. He was fined £175, ordered to pay costs of £158.74 and a victim surcharge of £15.

Samantha Dexter, of Sandhill Road, Rawmarsh, did attend and pleaded guilty of littering her cigarette end on Effingham Street. She was fined £100 and ordered to pay the £15 victim surcharge.

Jennifer Louise Moore, of Townend Avenue, Aston, pleaded guilty of littering her cigarette end outside the Dinnington Interchange. She was fined £125 and ordered to pay the £15 victim surcharge.

Darren Johnson, of California Drive, Catcliffe, and Michael Poole of Reresby Road, Thrybergh, both pleaded guilty to fly-tipping at Hollings Lane, Thrybergh.

In mitigation, the defendants both apologised and pointed out they had cleaned up the waste and disposed of it at a legitimate site. They were both fined £200, ordered to pay £50 costs each as well as a £15 victim surcharge. 

The tenth defendant, Jade Fells of Broom Valley Road, Broom Valley, was convicted in her absence of dropping a sandwich wrapper on the Civic Car Park in Rotherham town centre. She was fined £175, ordered to pay costs of £158.74 and the £15 victim surcharge.


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