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Prosecutions from Bexley littering crackdown bring in nearly £10,000

PUBLISHED: 10:28 06 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:36 06 June 2017

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Around 100 cases are now pending

More than two dozen people who tried to dodge littering fines around Bexley were prosecuted last month.

Since October, when the council started its crackdown on litter, 3,000 fixed penalty notices have been issued.

But as some offenders tried to go without paying, Bexley magistrates prosecuted 25 people last month, with fines ranging from £80 to £250.

Altogether, the hearings brought in £9,885 in fines and costs.

According to the council, around 100 cases are still set to be heard by magistrates.

All of those prosecuted face a criminal record under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

The crackdown on littering and dog fouling is a year-long initiative and set to run out in October, but has already gained national attention after it was revealed some litter police were handing out fines ‘like smarties’ in the hope of a so-called bonus scheme.

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