Twelve people have been found guilty of littering in Sefton, leading to convictions worth over £4,000.
Residents from Sefton, Preston and Liverpool were convicted of littering at South Sefton Magistrates Court at hearings which took place on Tuesday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 29.
Chelsea Rebecca Owen, 18, of Crosby Road South in Waterloo, appeared in court to plead guilty to littering and was fined a total of £205.
Eleven defendants were found guilty in their absence. They were:
Gytis Andrius, 21, of Duke Street Southport; fined £372
Paul Finch, 44, of Stanley Street Southport; fined £372
James Owen, 21, of Alma Road Birkdale; fined £372
Irena Borwiec, 42, of Bath Street North Southport; fined £372
Sebastian Tabaroiu, 22, of Irving Street Southport; fined £372
Nicola Foster, 19, of Manchester Road Southport; fined £372
Sharon Jeffries, 52, of The Ferns, Preston; fined £322
Deborah Lunt of Lord Street, Southport; fined £422
Amelia Trim, 32, of Eastbank Street, Southport; fined £322
Gerad Derby, 32, of Fir Avenue Liverpool; fined £322
Tracy Jones, 41 of Wennington Road Southport; fined £322
A spokesman for Sefton Council said:
“No matter how big or small an item is, dropping litter is an offence.
“Residents and visitors to the borough need to understand that they are responsible for correctly disposing of their own waste and we will not hesitate in following court proceedings for those who simply ignore this.
“Court cases like these highlight what can happen if you are caught and we hope it will make people think twice before just throwing their waste away.
“Either take it home or use a bin.”