Doctor fined £1,040 for dropping cigarette

Dr James Carey pleaded not guilty but was convicted after a two-hour trial

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A man has been ordered to pay £1,040 for dropping a cigarette in town as a warning is issued that littering will be dealt with "robustly".

Dr James Carey, of Crewe had admitted dropping the cigarette but denied leaving it.

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Carey was fined £80 with costs of £930 for dropping a cigarette in Earle Street, the Crewe Chronicle reports.

He was also ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge.

The 63-year-old had pleaded not guilty at South Cheshire Magistrates' Court last Wednesday to the offence of littering but was convicted after a two-hour trial.

It is one of a string of prosecutions that is part of a drive to crack down on incidents of fly-tipping, littering and dog fouling.

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The 'Keep Crewe Clean' campaign began in September, employing a team of enforcement officers to prosecute incidents of fly-tipping, littering and dog fouling

In a separate prosecution on Thursday, previously convicted fly-tipper Oliver Bailey, of Ruskin Road, was convicted of two offences, for dropping and leaving cigarettes in Market Street and at Grand Junction Retail Park in December.

Bailey, 20, pleaded guilty by post and was fined £185 for each offence, ordered to pay prosecution costs of £130 and a victim surcharge of £30, leaving him with a total of £530 to pay.

The Chronicle also reported back in May how Bailey was fined £544 after pleading guilty to an offence of fly-tipping, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

He had originally complained to the council that rubbish had been dumped in an alleyway, but after an investigation it was discovered the waste belonged to him.

The 'Keep Crewe Clean' campaign began in September, employing a team of enforcement officers to prosecute incidents of fly-tipping, littering and dog fouling.

These latest convictions take the number of successful prosecutions for litter to more than £150.


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