13th May, 2021

Littering fine issued after dash cam footage helped catch the culprit in Droitwich

A CAR passenger travelling through Droitwich was fined £75 for throwing rubbish out of a car window thanks to dash cam footage provided by a driver.

The incident happened while the vehicle was travelling along the Saltway.

Two pieces of a cellophane cigarette wrapper were seen to be tossed out of a window and the dash cam footage provided the car details.

The vehicle keeper was then asked to declare who was responsible and the fine was issued.

Wychavon has also taken advantage of a change in the law to increase the level of fine given to people caught littering to £150.

The first fine at the new level was issued on August 3 when a member of Evesham Anti-Litter Group discovered litter on the verges of Greenhill.

Evidence was found which led officers at Wychavon to an Evesham resident who admitted the offence.

Coun Emma Stokes, responsible for environment on Wychavon District Council, said: “It’s completely unacceptable people think it is okay to throw their rubbish out of their vehicle. By using new technology and a change in the law we are clamping down on those who act so anti-socially.

“What these cases also show is the importance of the public acting as our eyes and ears. If you see someone littering, whether on foot or from a vehicle, then please report it to us so we can take action.

“Together we can make our district an even cleaner and greener place to live.”

Littering can be reported at www.wychavon.gov.uk/report-it

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