NAMED AND SHAMED: Litter louts fined £6,590 in one day in Sheffield

Litter on Firth Park Road, Sheffield
Litter on Firth Park Road, Sheffield
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Twenty-seven litter louts have been fined more than £6,500 in just one day for dropping rubbish on Sheffield streets.

And the council today issued a strong warning to people who persist in littering the city’s streets.

Litter near Sheffield Magistrates' Court and Castlegate

Litter near Sheffield Magistrates' Court and Castlegate

Coun Bryan Lodge, the council’s cabinet member for the environment, said: “We know most Sheffielders are proud of their city and we will act against those who seek to spoil it.

“We will not tolerate those who drop litter in our city.”

“As these cases demonstrate, the courts clearly support our stance as a council in taking firm action to keep our city clean.”

The prosecutions come after The Star and the council launched a Clean Sheffield campaign highlighting the problem of litter.

Piles of litter thrown down by a wall near to the old Town Hall just yards from a bin in Sheffield city centre

Piles of litter thrown down by a wall near to the old Town Hall just yards from a bin in Sheffield city centre

Environmental enforcement officers have issued nearly 1,100 £75 fixed penalty notices to litter louts across the city in the last year.

Most of the offenders admitted the offence and paid the fixed penalty.

But 218 offenders who did not pay the fixed penalty have been prosecuted and taken to court in the last 12 months.

The latest 27 people taken to Sheffield Magistrates’ Court had refused to pay the fixed penalty notice for dropping litter.

All the offenders were fined, as well as being told to pay the council’s costs and a victim surcharge.

In total, the 27 people were ordered to pay out a total of £6,590.

Those convicted were:

Jack Charles Hollingworth, aged 19, of Station Road, Bolton-on-Dearne, fined £125, £125 costs

Roberto Marchetta, 19, of Hawksley Avenue, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, fined £125, £125 costs

Wil Rong, 22, of The Pinnacles, Broad Street, Sheffield, fined £125, £125 costs

Sanjeev Shukla, 38, of Daisy Spring Works, Dun Street, Sheffield, fined £125, £125 costs

He Deng, 30, of Sunnymede View, Doncaster, fined £125, costs £125

Shiyu Yang, 22, of Velocity Tower, St Mary’s Gate, Sheffield, fined £125, £125 costs

Ella Staley, 25, of Jaunty Crescent, Sheffield, fined £125, £125 costs

Lin Kai, 24, of Grantavon House, Lincoln, fined £125, £125 costs

Richard Brooks, 24, of Clement Close, Chiswick, London, fined £100, £100 costs

Emily Sarah Seaman, 28, of Cinderhill Road, Rotherham, fined £125, £125 costs

Rebecca Toplis, 35, of Riverside Court, Rawcliffe, Goole, fined £125, £125 costs

Ho Ming, 23, of Exchange Works, Arundel Street, Sheffield, fined £125, £125 costs

Sizhe Liu, 23, of Exchange Works, Arundel Street, Sheffield, fined £125, £125 costs

Han Tan, 55, of Rock Street, Sheffield, fined £125, £125 costs

Evan Williams, 21, of 185 Upper Allen Street, Sheffield, fined £125, £125 costs

Lui Pham, 21, of Southey Drive, Sheffield, fined £125, £125 costs

Weizhong Yu, 22, of West One Tower, 7 Cavendish Street, Sheffield, fined £125, £125 costs

Patricia Klemparova, 33, of Bowshaw Avenue, Sheffield, fined £125, £125 costs

Lin Tang, 47, of Kirk House, Wembley, London, fined £125, £125 costs

James Taylor, 47, of Bruce Road, Sheffield, fined £125, £125 costs

Abdul Allim, 23, of Washington Road, Sharrow, Sheffield, fined £125, £125 costs

Amanda Gurnhill, 24, of Thornbridge Rise, Sheffield, fined £125, £125 costs

Catherine Saxe, 37, of Ashbourne Road, Derby, fined £125, costs £125

Tariq Abdullah, 31, of Tasker Road, Sheffield, fined £125, £125 costs

Connor Allsop, 18, of Lound Road, Sheffield, fined £125, £125 costs

Hon Chun Wat Chi, 23, of Hassells Bridge, Hassell Street, Stoke, fined £125, £125 costs

Skye Hands, 20, of Fox Hill Crescent, Sheffield, fined £100, £40 costs