Five people were given hefty fines for dropping cigarette butts in Salisbury. 

On January 11, four cases of littering were heard at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court and each resulted in a £409 fine. 

The crimes went against Section 87 of the Environmental Protection 1990 Act, under which it is an offence to throw down, drop or otherwise deposit, and then leave, litter.

  • Stephanie Paige Goodwin, 25, of Imber Avenue, Amesbury, dropped a cigarette butt on Winchester Street on July 7, 2021
  • Megan Knight Curtis, 26, of Catherine Street, Salisbury, dropped a cigarette butt on Queen Street on July 30, 2021

  • Joanne Tinkler Hearne, of Devizes Road, Salisbury, dropped a cigarette butt on High Street on July 7, 2021

  • Marcin Bandrowski, of Link Way, Salisbury, dropped a cigarette butt on Endless Street on August 3, 2021

  • James Grey, of Watermill Road, Christchurch, Dorset, dropped a cigarette butt on New Canal on July 14, 2021

These individuals had to pay a £220 fine as well as an additonal £155 in costs and £34 to fund victim services. 

This is a total of £409 to be paid by February 8, 2022. 

All cases were proved through Single Justice Procedure, where a single magistrate judges the case on the basis of the papers alone without either party having to attend court for a hearing. 

In each case the informant was Salisbury City Council. 

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