Man who dropped wrapper fined �400

A LITTER bug who dropped a McDonald’s wrapper and a napkin out of his car window at an Essex beauty spot has found himself more than �400 worse off.

A LITTER bug who dropped a McDonald’s wrapper and a napkin out of his car window at an Essex beauty spot has found himself more than �400 worse off.

Andy Roy James Hughes was spotted dropping the litter from his car at Chelmsford’s Bunny Walks.

Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard the scenic stretch of the footpath along the River Chelmer had only been cleared by volunteers two days before as part of an organised river litter-pick.

Hughes, of Kipling Way, Braintree, was spotted by council officials who gave him the opportunity of accepting a �75 fixed penalty notice.


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However, the young man declined to pay and was prosecuted for littering.

Hughes was found guilty in his absence and magistrates imposed a �233 fine for littering, ordered him to pay �15 victim surcharge and �171 costs to Chelmsford Borough Council.

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Speaking after last week’s sentencing Ian Grundy, the councillor in charge of safer communities, said 160 people had taken part in October’s litter-pick before Hughes was caught.

He said: “We are working hard to keep our streets clean and dropping litter is not acceptable.”

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