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WARNING FOR LITTER LOUT MOTORISTS

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Motorists who throw litter from their vehicles have been warned they face heavy penalties after the prosecution of ...
Motorists who throw litter from their vehicles have been warned they face heavy penalties after the prosecution of a woman driver in Gloucester.

The call comes after the woman was fined£100 and ordered to pay£50 costs for disposing of rubbish on the city's Eastern Avenue. The city council has promised more prosecutions for anyone caught depositing litter from their vehicles.

Thousands of pounds have already been spent this year closing lanes on two roads in Gloucester to enable the council to clear rubbish on the side of the road and central reservation disposed of by irresponsible motorists.

The work was part of a city council campaign to tackle litter problems in and around the city. The council already spends more than£1 million on keeping the city clean.

Frank Heggs, the council's engineering services manager said: 'We will not hesitate to prosecute motorists who cause our city to be blighted by discarding their litter irresponsibly.

'Not only is it expensive to shut off roads to carry out clean up operations such as this - it also causes considerable inconvenience to motorists. So the message is that everyone should take responsibility for keeping the area tidy.'

The woman pleaded guilty to an offence under the Environment Protection Act at Gloucester Magistrates Court yesterday.

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