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Who’s In Court: Litter louts pay price for dropping rubbish

Litter louts who have been caught irresponsibly disposing of rubbish in Sefton have been convicted in court, leading to fines totaling more than £1,400.

Four people failed to appear at South Sefton Magistrates court on Tuesday, March 27 after they were caught littering by enforcement officers.

Thomas Elson of Thornton Road, Bootle was found guilty in absence and fined £640.55.

Rafal Janwa, 37, of Hawesside Street, Southport was found guilty in absence and fined £255.

Nehka Pymehoba of South Road, Waterloo was found guilty in absence and fined £255.

Georgina Ann Walls, 20, of Scot Lane, was found guilty in absence and fined £255.

A spokesman for Sefton Council said: “People need to think twice before just throwing their waste away and court cases like these highlight what can happen if you are caught. Please take it home or use a bin or face a fine.”

For more information about litter, visit www.sefton.gov.uk/bins-recycling/litter-and-fly-tipping.