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Six fined for littering across Sefton

Six people have been found guilty of littering in Sefton, leading to convictions worth over ยฃ1,600.

 Residents from Southport, Crosby and Croydon were convicted of littering at South Sefton Magistrates Court at a hearing which took place on Tuesday, October 10.

 All six defendants were found guilty in their absence. They were:

 Robert Hayes, 22, of Salisbury Street, Southport; fined ยฃ272

 Vasauskas Egidijus, 48, of Alexandra Road, Southport; fined ยฃ272

 Jane Brierly, 59, of King Street, Southport; fined ยฃ272

 Michelle Hoyte, 43, of Bilsworth Street, Litherland; fined ยฃ272

 Jone O’Hare, 44, of Carrfield Avenue, Crosby; fined ยฃ272

 Mustapha Fouladi, 18, of Hogarth Crescent, Croydon; fined ยฃ272

 A spokesman for Sefton Council said:

“Dropping litter is an offence, no matter how big or small an item is.

 “All residents and visitors to our beautiful borough are responsible for correctly disposing of their own waste and we will not hesitate in following court proceedings for those who simply ignore this.  
 “People need to think twice before just throwing their waste away and court cases like these highlight what can happen if you are caught. Either take it home or use a bin.”