Litterbug fined £75 over dropped cigarette packet

A man who threw his cigarette packet on the floor of Clayton Brook village centre and then repeatedly ignored calls to pick it up has been fined £75.

Scott Tyler, 31, of Woodfield, Clayton Brook, pleaded guilty by post at South Ribble Magistrates’ Court after he failed to pay a fixed penalty notice in a prosecution brought by Chorley Council.

The court heard that back in February, two police community support officers (PCSOs) were patrolling Clayton Brook village centre when they spotted Mr Tyler dropping an empty cigarette packet on the ground.

One of the PCSOs asked Mr Tyler to pick the cigarette packet up and explained that he would get a fixed penalty notice if he didn’t.

However, Mr Tyler repeatedly ignored them and carried on walking towards Great Greens Lane.

The PCSOs followed him to get his details but Mr Tyler continued to ignore them.

One of the PCSOs recognised him and advised that he would now receive a fixed penalty notice through the post.

It was only then that Mr Tyler turned around, returned to the village centre, picked up the cigarette packet and placed it in the bin. Tyler failed to pay the fixed penalty notice and ignored two reminder letters. He was fined £75, ordered to pay £50 costs and pay a £15 victim surcharge.

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