Man ordered to pay £854 for throwing cigarette out of car window

A man from Kidderminster has been ordered to pay more than £850 for throwing a cigarette out of his car window.

Dean Golding discarded the cigarette end while driving on Stourport Road towards Kidderminster on April 29 this year.

He was spotted by a waste minimisation officer from Wyre Forest District Council and prosecuted for littering.

Golding, of Blackwell Street in Kidderminster, denied the accusation but was found guilty at a hearing of Kidderminster Magistrates Court.

The 36-year-old was fined £150 and ordered to pay £30 as a victim surcharge along with £674.81 in prosecution costs, making a total of £854.81.

Robert Beeston, Wyre Forest District Council’s senior community and environmental protection officer, said: “This is another example of someone incurring additional expense because of their anti-social behaviour.

"There is never a good excuse to throw litter in the street and we owe it to the majority of our residents who support our ongoing commitment to keeping the district a safe, clean and green living environment to take action in cases like this."

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