Twelve litter louts who thought they could get away with their crime, have been ordered to pay up to almost 1000 per cent more than normal.
Published: Thursday, 6th April 2017
Hounslow Council took the culprits to court after initial £80 fines for the payment of Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) which could have been settled for £65 if paid in within ten days, were increased to £220 by order of Magistrates at Ealing Magistrates’ Court on 20 February 2017.
Each fine dodger also has to pay court costs of £392 and a victim surcharge of £30 bringing the total fine to £642.
There were 10 prosecutions withdrawn due to payment of the FPN. Two matters were re-opened and withdrawn due to late payment of the FPN.
One other matter was listed for re-opening at the request for the defendant, but the Magistrates dismissed that application.
The following people were ordered to pay a total £642 in their absence and collection orders were issued:
- Jasvinder Batha, Raynton Drive, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 8BG
- Michal Chojnacki Waye Avenue, Heston, Middlesex, TW5 9SJ
- Mark Darcy Bohemia, St Leonards, East Sussex, TN37 6EZ
- Darren Evans Loxwood Close Feltham, Middlesex, TW14 8SQ
- John Gosden Farm Road, Esher, Kingston, KT10 8AU
- Macej Matysiak Loxwood Close, Feltham, Middlesex, TW14 8SQ
- Ronica Paul Stanborough Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 1YF
- Litra Rista Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury, London, NW97HY
- Malgorzata Sciborowsk Kingsley Avenue, Hounslow, Middx, TW3 4AE
- Ionut Siretianu Kingsley Avenue, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 4AE
- Kamal Sofian Staines Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 3LZ
- Vitalijus Ziobaka Croombs Road, London, E16 3RW
Councillor Sue Sampson, Cabinet Member for Community Protection, Hounslow Council, said: If you think ignoring your fine will mean we forget about it, then think again as we won’t. If you don’t want to pay a fine, then don’t drop your litter!
“We want to stamp out those who are blighting our communities and making resident’s lives a misery by being litter nuisances.
“Those who are fined should accept their error and pay their penalty. If they don’t we will not hesitate to take the strongest legal action and publically name them, as the courts allow us to do.
“Last year, more than £4m was spent keeping our streets clean. I hope that this serves as a deterrent to those who think this behaviour is acceptable because it is not.”