£500 fine for dropping cig butt

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WIGAN magistrates hit a man with charges amounting to nearly £500 for dropping a cigarette butt on the street.

Rasoul Yari, 37, from Chapel Street, Orrell, dropped a cigarette butt and left it in Hallgate, Wigan. He was fined £220, and was given a victim surcharge of £22, costs of £100, and a criminal courts charge of £150 – totalling £492.