A COUNTY Durham woman was fined £220 for dropping a cigarette butt at a bus station.

Penny Ixer, from Stanley, did not attend a hearing at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

She was accused of throwing a cigarette butt on the ground outside Stanley bus station on June 16 last year.

The case was proved in her absence.

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Magistrates fined her £220 and imposed costs of £130 and a £34 charge to fund victim services.

Another man also appeared at the court on Tuesday for the same offence. 

Martin Smith, from Hetton-le-Hole was fined after throwing a cigarette butt of a service station forecourt.

He pleaded guilty to littering at Cestrian service station, in Ropery Lane, Chester-le-Street on July 6 last year.

Smith, of Deepdale Street, was fined £40 and told to pay costs of £130 and a victim surcharge of £34.


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