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Dover District Council prosecutes seven more people for littering with cigarette butts

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Seven more people have been prosecuted for dropping their fag butts as litter.

It is part of Dover District Council’s continuing war on the nuisance, having brought six others to court last month.

All offenders were prosecuted for littering when they failed to pay fixed penalty notices after being caught by council officers.

Seven fined for cigarette littering. Library image
Seven fined for cigarette littering. Library image

They were dealt with by Canterbury Magistrates on Tuesday.

John Sayer, 52, of Hawkesbury Street, Dover, pleaded guilty to committing the offence in the town’s High Street on Monday, April 24.

He was fined £75 and made to pay a victim surcharge and £150 costs.

Two others, caught on Tuesday, May 2, pleaded guilty by post.

Louise Betts, 40, of Old Folkestone Road, Dover, dropped her cigarette end in the town’s Maison Dieu Road.

She was fined £147 and made to pay a victim surcharged of £30 and costs of £150.

Maureen Parles, 66, of George Street, Dover, littered in the town’s London Road and was fined £75 plus ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £150.

The remaining four were found guilty in their absence.

Vladislavs Gusjkov, 37, of St John’s Road, Dover, was caught in Biggin Street, Dover on Monday, April 24.

Az Teasdale, of Cheriton Road, Folkestone, dropped his cigarette butt in Priory Street, Dover, on Wednesday, April 26.

Also caught that same day were Adrian Matthews, 41, of Clarendon Street, Dover, seen in Biggin Street, and Radoslav Baloy, 31, of London Road, Dover, who littered in Market Square.

All were fined £220 and had to pay a £30 victim surcharge and £150 costs.

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