Three fined for littering at Magistrate Court

Luton: Three separate cases involved hygiene were heard by Bedford Magistrates and the accused were fined a total of £370 for littering at Magistrates Court.

Wasim Mahmood of Ford End Road, Bedford was seen dropping a cigarette end on Cauldwell Street. Mr Mahmood had previously committed a littering offence and therefore the matter proceeded directly to a court hearing.

Mahmood cooperated with the council investigation and acknowledged his guilt. litterHe pleaded guilty and was fined £100, ordered to pay legal costs of £177 and a victim surcharge of £20.

Victoria Hayes of Mountbatten Drive, Biggleswade was seen dropping a cigarette butt on Silver Street in Bedford town centre.

Miss Hayes was immediately issued a £75 Fixed Penalty Notice but provided an incorrect address.

Hayes failed to appear at court and was fined £135, ordered to pay legal costs of £177 and a victim surcharge of £20.

The third person was Scott Kerley of Paulerspury, Towcester was seen dropping a cigarette butt on Horne Lane, Bedford.

Mr Kerley was spoken to and subsequently handed an on the spot Fixed Penalty Notice for £75 for the offence of Littering.

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “The decisions by the court have supported the actions taken by Bedford Borough Council and demonstrates the council is serious about tackling and fining people who think it is okay to drop litter which makes our Borough untidy and costs taxpayers more than £1million to clear up every year.