Nine litter louts have been left with money to pay and a criminal record.
They are the latest offenders to be prosecuted in court for dropping their rubbish in Plymouth.
All of them failed to pay their £100 on the spot penalties and were summonsed to face the magistrates by the city council.
Seven of the men and women then failed to turn up and ended up with a court bill of £384.
Two offenders who did face the magistrates was handed a lesser penalty after arguing their means.
Sally Haydon, Plymouth City Council cabinet member, said afterwards: “If you drop litter, we will come after you.”
All the litter louts were witnessed dropping litter and walking away by the council’s environmental enforcement officers.
The type of litter in each case is not stated, though it is often cigarettes which are discarded.
The court heard how all of the offenders were given fixed penalty notices but despite several reminders, they remained unpaid, resulting in a summons to court.
Most of the offenders must pay a fine of £150, legal costs of £200 and a victim surcharge of £34.
Councillor Haydon, Cabinet Member for Customer Focus and Community Safety, said: “I get tired of saying it, but the message is simple, don’t drop litter. Don’t disrespect fellow residents and the city itself just because you can’t be bothered to find a bin.”
Several residents have also been left with even bigger court bills for putting out rubbish in back lanes days ahead of scheduled collection, which is still fly-tipping.
The city council have also stated that spitting in the street can also attract a £100 fine.
A full breakdown of the fixed penalty notices issued for these crimes can be found at www.plymouth.gov.uk/envirocrime.
All the below were fined £150, ordered to pay £200 costs and a victim surcharge of £34 in their absence.
ROBERT DOWLING, aged 26, of Mainstone Avenue, Prince Rock, in Cornwall Street on August 4.
ZERAH FLEMING, aged 27, of Victory Street, Keyham, dropped litter in New George Street on August 10 last year.
EMILIE GRIFFIN, aged 36, of Holmes Avenue, Efford, on the Barbican on August 7.
JAROSLAW HOFMEISTER, aged 56, of Cattedown Road, Plymouth, in Armada Way on August 11.
MATTHEW LYNES, aged 36, of Union Street, Stonehouse, in Pier Street, West Hoe, on August 6.
ABIGAIL MITCHELL, aged 35, of George Street, Mount Wise, in Cornwall Street on August 14.
SAMUEL PADLEY, aged 32, of Wilton Street, Stoke, in Raleigh Street on August 6.
JACOB HARRIS, aged 23, care of Kinnaird Crescent, Southway, in Armada Way on August 18. Hewas fined £100, ordered to pay £200 costs and £34 victim surcharge.
NICHOLAS WHARTON, aged 59, of Fore Street, Aveton Gifford, was caught in New George Street on August 17. He was fined £36, ordered to pay £30 costs and £34 victim surcharge.
Main image shows a city council enforcement officer
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