Smoker fined £560 over butt

A man from Tonypandy has been told he must pay £560 after ignoring a £75 fine for dropping a cigarette butt and a subsequent court summons.

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Dropped cigarette butt costs smoker £560

A smoker from the Rhondda Valley says he's learnt his lesson after he discarded a cigarette butt in the street and had to pay out £560.

Gethin Richards ignored a court summons after failing to pay an initial penalty of £75, so the bill mounted up.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council says it wants those who drop litter to face the consequences.

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