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Man fined for littering from car
A council in Suffolk has issued its first 80 fixed penalty notice (FPN) for littering from a car.

Waveney District Council issued the fine after a man was spotted throwing fast food wrappers out of the window of a car in Mobbs Way, Lowestoft.

The man was tracked down through the DVLA database, admitted the offence and paid an 80 fine, the council said.

Waveney council said it was committed to tackling littering from vehicles in its district.

'Great success'

Ken Sale, portfolio holder for the built environment on the council, said: "This case was a great success and it shows that we are able to take action against those suspected of littering from vehicles.

"We would like motorists to know that they are vulnerable to being caught in this way, by other road users and members of the public.

"When vehicles are involved in environmental crimes such as littering or fly-tipping, it is important that witnesses note down vehicle details and report them to us."

A council spokesman said the offence happened on 20 May and the penalty notice was issued on 13 June.


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