Local resident prosecuted for litter offence
Published on 1st May 2014
Mr Robert Townsend from Bishop's Cleeve has been prosecuted for a littering offence at a hearing that took place on Monday 28 April 2014 at Cheltenham Magistrates Court.
Mr Townsend also failed to attend court and was convicted in his absence. The magistrates imposed a fine of £1,250, a victim surcharge of £120 and costs of £317.
Mike Redman, director of environmental and regulatory services at Cheltenham Borough Council, said: “This case demonstrates the council’s resolve to take action against the minority of people responsible for littering and spoiling the appearance of our beautiful town. The courts take the non-payment of fixed penalties very seriously and Mr Townsend now knows the consequences of this, with a very substantial fine to pay.”
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