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Litter droppers in Highfields filmed on YouTube

People dropping litter in part of Leicester are being urged to come forward after videos of them were shown on YouTube.

St Peters Neighbourhood Monitoring Group filmed people in Highfields dumping their rubbish irresponsibly.

Around 45 videos have been posted with requests for people to contact the group if they know the offenders so it can press for action.

Albert Berer from the group said some culprits had already come forward.

He said: "Some of (the people shown) have been quite shocked with our approach, they can't believe that we've taken their image and we've put them on-line.

"But once they've given us all their contact information we will take that information and pass it to Leicester City Council."

A city council spokesman said in the past year six fixed penalty notices had been issued for littering in the Spinney Hills area which includes St Peters.

He added: "We haven't taken any action resulting from the St Peters Neighbourhood Monitoring Group yet - we're still in the process of finalising the arrangements that will allow us to use their footage as evidence."



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