Litterbug fined £75 for dropping can
A MAN has been fined £75 for dropping a drinks can in Ammanford.
Carmarthenshire Council's environmental enforcement officers were on routine patrol in Ammanford at the time, when they spotted the man littering on Wernddu Road.
He was issued with a fixed penalty notice for the offence. If he fails to pay it, he could be prosecuted in court where the maximum fine for littering is £2,500.
Executive board member for environmental and public protection Jim Jones said: "Dropping litter is a criminal offence.
"It will not be tolerated and those caught will be fined.
"Keeping Carmarthenshire clean is a priority for the council and much work is underway to raise awareness amongst the public."
Mr Jones said he hoped this latest fine would act as a deterrent to others.