Named and shamed: Sheffield litterbugs get £10,000 in court fines

Twenty-five people have been named and shamed after being fined a combined total of almost £10,000 for littering the streets of Sheffield.

Wednesday, 9th March 2016, 5:47 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th March 2016, 11:12 am
Litter dumped in Sheffield

Sheffield Council has also prosecuted two people handing out flyers in the city without a permit and another person caught fly-posting.

The council today released a list of the litterbugs convicted in a series of court hearings.

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Each of those fined for littering had been offered the opportunity to pay a £75 fixed penalty but refused to do so – and were taken to court as a result.

Coun Terry Fox, cabinet member for environment and transport at Sheffield Council, said: “We are delighted that once again the courts continue to back the council’s strong approach to littering and other environmental crime.

“These cases demonstrate that we will take action against those who spoil our city.

“We are committed to keeping Sheffield clean and tidy for our residents, businesses and visitors.

Sheffield. Picture: Andrew Roe

“This is a great result and sends a clear message of no tolerance to those who disrespect the city and our environment.”

In the last year environmental enforcement officers have issued more than 1,200 fixed penalty notices to people dropping litter across the city.

In most cases the individuals admitted the offence and paid the fixed penalty.

Those that did not pay the fixed penalty have been prosecuted, with more than 120 offenders prosecuted in the last 12 months.

Litterbugs have been fined

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

The cases included 25 for littering, one for fly posting and two for distributing free literature without a permit.

The total figure from the convictions including all fines, costs and surcharges was £9,581.33.

Those convicted were:

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Littering

Paula Sadler, aged 40, of Manchester Road, Huddersfield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Tracey Cooke, 45, of Norfolk Street, Rotherham, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Gemma Smedley, 28, of The Common, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Xian Meng, 20, of Rockingham House, 1 Newcastle Street, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Tayce Morris, 29, of Badger Close, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Sheffield. Picture: Andrew Roe

David Clark, 32, of Deer Park Road, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Marcin Nowatkowski, 43, of Westgate, Rotherham, fine £75, costs £118.79, surcharge £20

Gianni Petrillo, 22, of Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, fine £50, costs £60, surcharge £20

Daniel Thomas, 29, of Spring Hill, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Melanie Joanne Mitchell, 42, of Sicey Avenue, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Ruiqiang Zhao, 24, of Velocity Tower, St Mary’s Gate, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Yu Liu, 23, of Velocity Tower, St Mary’s Gate, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Elizabeth Cooley, 21, of The Glass House, Union Road, Nottingham, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Joanne Crump, 43, of Boundary Road, Sheffield, fine £75, costs £118.79, surcharge £20

Emily West, 22, of Wellbank Lowther Road, Prestwich, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Yuhao Cheng, 20, of Boomerang, Fawcett Street, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Lei Lui, 24, of Hoyle Street, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Zoe Heseltine, 23, of Whitham Road, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Gaise Makumidi, 40, of College Court, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

James Burgess, 34, of Gell Street, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Stavros Dimitriou, 21, of Don Building, The Forge, Boston Street, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Samuel Moxon, 18, of Christ Church Road, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Nathan Amendola, 28, of Club Garden Road, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Katie Naylor, 20, of Victoria Hall, 61 Eldon Street, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Gemma Cummins, 33, of Samuel Place, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Fly posting

Oliver Zee, 23, of Junction Road, Sharrow, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Distributing free literature without a permit

Stephen Haughton, 21, of Asbourton Close, Adwick Le Street, Doncaster, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Isaac Cruickshank, 21, of Nottingham Street, Sheffield, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Litterbugs have been fined