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Gravesend man charged £875 for cigarette litter

PUBLISHED: 11:10 14 December 2015 | UPDATED: 11:10 14 December 2015

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Jaswinder Khakh was seen discarding a cigarette end in Rathmore Road

A Gravesend man found guilty of dropping litter has been ordered to pay a total of £875.

Jaswinder Khakh, 41, of Grange Road, contested a £75 fixed penalty notice after being seen discarding a cigarette end in Rathmore Road on March 16 but magistrates ordered a total charge of £875 including costs and a £20 victim surcharge during the sentencing last Tuesday.

Khakh pleaded not guilty at his initial hearing on October 13 and now has to pay £100 a month.

Gravesham council leader John Cubitt said: “This underlines our intention to prosecute those who disfigure the borough by carelessly throwing litter in the street.

“If people do not pay their fines we will pursue them in the courts.”

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