Cambridge Woman Fined £200 For Dropping Cigarette

2 July 2014, 05:32 | Updated: 2 July 2014, 05:38

A woman from Cambridge must pay £320 in fines and costs, for dropping a cigarette end in the city.

Cambridge City Council says Sophiemay Morgan was spotted dropping her cigarette end in Fisher Square by an enforcement officers.

She was then issued a fixed penalty notice.

However as she did not pay this fee, the matter was sent to court.

The authority says that Ms Morgan did not attend court on Thursday 26 June, and was found guilty in her absence.

She was ordered to pay a total of £320 which was a fine of £200, as well as £100 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Councillor Peter Roberts, Executive Councillor for Environment, Waste and Public Health said: "People should take responsibility for disposing of their rubbish in a responsible manner and use the bins provided or take their rubbish home. 

We should all do our part to keep the city clean and tidy. 

Currently there are free re-usable ashtray wallets at the reception of the Guildhall, so I encourage smokers to pick one up when going through the city next.

The Public Realm Enforcement Team balance enforcement activities and education to encourage people dispose of their litter legally."