Three littering offences cost woman nearly £400

A woman has been ordered to pay nearly £400 after pleading guilty to three litterng offences in Bedford borough.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 28th November 2017, 10:53 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th December 2017, 12:57 pm
Scales of justice
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Mrs Helen Ansell, of Henley Road, Bedford, was issued fines for littering in Bedford twice last year. She was then spotted dropping a cigarette butt out of a vehicle in Rope Walk, Bedford, on April 4 and charged with a third offence.. She entered an early guilty plea and was ordered to pay a total of £395.22, including a fine of £120, costs and a victim surcharge.

Cllr Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for the Environment said: “We take littering extremely seriously, and as this was Mrs Ansell’s third offence it was sent to the magistrates’ court to be addressed. We have a zero tolerance approach to littering in Bedford Borough and if being issued with a fine does not deter people from committing this offence, we are not afraid to take further steps.”