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Woman Given Fine For Dropping Cigarette Butt Reports Officer To The Police

Woman Given Fine For Dropping Cigarette Butt Reports Officer To The Police

A woman who was fined by the 'litter police' for dropping a cigarette butt on the floor, reported the officer who handed her the fine to the police.

Confused? Let's try and unpick that, eh? So, a woman was spotted dropping her cigarette stump on the floor, rather than disposing of it properly in a bin. The enforcement officer who saw what she'd done approached the woman and issued a fine. However, she then went on to report the officer to the police, telling them she was being 'intimidated' and 'bullied'.

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Her partner, Neil, said she was 'tricked' into giving the officer her details, after they told her she would only be given a caution, according to the Bristol Post. But was then told that she would be arrested if she didn't hand over her details.

He went on to say that the woman also wasn't made aware the officer was recording her on his body-cam, so they decided to report him to the police.

He said that he and his partner now plan to boycott the Broadmead area in Bristol where the incident happened.

He told the Bristol Post: "She finished her cigarette, put it out and he said I'm giving you a caution.

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"He said 'you know I can arrest you for this' and she said 'no, you cannot'. There was a police officer nearby and my daughter went over to him, to ask if he can say that.

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"When my partner went back to the officer, he gave her a £75 fine for littering. That's double-jeopardy - it's an abuse of power."

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He told the paper his partner had refused to pay the fine and that they are willing to go to court to fight matter.

The couple have also sent an official complaint to the council.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police told the paper the incident was being investigated as 'anti-social behaviour'.

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The so-called 'litter police' have been out and about on the streets of Bristol since earlier this month and, according to the Bristol Post, issued a whopping £31,000 worth of fines in the first week.

The civil enforcement officers have been hired by the council to crack down on 'environmental crimes' like dropping cigarette butts and littering.

Source: Bristol Post

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Topics: Police, uk news, Bristol

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Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]