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'Litter louts' named and shamed
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The front page of the Evening Times backs Clean Glasgow
An evening newspaper is naming and shaming hundreds of people found dropping litter in Glasgow.

The Evening Times has published the names and addresses of the first 500 people caught dropping litter since wardens were introduced in May.

A further 1,500 people will be named in the coming days.

Editor Donald Martin said: "We make no apology for naming and shaming litter louts. These people are a disgrace to Glasgow and they should be ashamed."

Mr Martin said litter had been a huge problem in Glasgow and the ongoing campaign was doing something about it.

He added: "If a 50 fine isn't enough to make litter louts change their ways, then maybe the prospect of having their name and address published in a roll of dishonour in the Evening Times will."

Those named have paid a fine for dropping litter, dog fouling or fly-tipping.

Since May, litter wardens have issued 6,332 fines.

The Evening Times said most were from the west of Scotland, with others from across the UK and abroad.

Glasgow City Council supplied the names and addresses to the newspaper.

A spokesman for the local authority said printing addresses was necessary to ensure the process was as accurate as possible and to ensure no innocent people were implicated.

Steven Purcell, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: "Since the beginning of the Clean Glasgow campaign, we have been clear that our approach to littering in the city is one of zero tolerance and that offenders should expect to be named and shamed."

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