TWO men accused of fly-posting in Stockton have been prosecuted as part of the council's drive against anti-social behaviour.

The men, who have not been named, were posting an advert for a nightclub on a wall in Prince Regent Street.

One of the men chose to pay a £50 fine at the time, the other did not and will be served with a summons to Teesside Magistrates' Court.

If found guilty, the man could face more than £200 in fines and court costs.

Officers from Stockton Borough Council's enforcement team have been patrolling known trouble spots across Stockton.

They are issuing fixed penalty notices to people committing such anti-social behaviour as fly-posting, fly-tipping and graffiti.

Councillor Paul Kirton, cabinet member for Stockton council's housing and community safety, said: "We want to send a clear message to people in the borough who commit these anti-social acts, that this is completely unacceptable and we will use the full extent of the law to see people are prosecuted."