£565 fine for throwing chip paper
Pricey chips ... Dale Lidster had to cough up £565
By FRAN WETZEL
Published: 18 minutes ago
A MAN was forced to pay £565 after he was caught lobbing a balled-up chip bag
at a pal.
Dale Lidster, 23, was arrested after being caught on CCTV hurling the paper
The car valet denied the offence, saying the paper was put in the bin
But he was found guilty by Skegness magistrates.
He was fined £300, ordered to pay £250 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
Speaking after the case, Lidster, from Horncastle, Lincs, claimed the fine was
He said: “I can’t believe what has happened. Almost £600, it must be the most
expensive bag of chips in the country.
“It’s not funny, not when you have to find £600 and when you haven’t done
anything wrong in the first place.
“I am going to appeal. I’d never condone littering but even if I had dropped
the chip wrapper and left it, the fine is ridiculous — and very
“The whole thing is ridiculous. The annoying thing is you can go into the town
centre any night of the week and there’s always litter around.
“Okay, I did throw the wrapper but it was picked up straight away.”
East Lindsay District Council defended prosecuting Lidster, saying the court
case highlighted its attempts to reduce littering.
A spokesman said: “Littering will not be tolerated in East Lindsey because we
know how important clean streets are to people.
“We use state of the art CCTV, information from the community and our officers
to catch those littering. This means anyone could be watching and reporting
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