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News - 29 April 2008
1-in-7 Glasgow litter-louts avoid fixed penalties
One-in-seven people given fixed penalties for littering dodge their fines. That's 1,300 out of a total of 9,401 offences.
The first court action against five non-payers took place earlier this month. Since then 10 warrants have been issued for non-attendance and several cases have been continued.
Clean Glasgow was launched in February 2007 and has now been extended from its initial one-year run. It aims to tackle the problem on two fronts - by educating the public and by cracking down on louts with a zero-tolerance approach.
Meanwhile, the number of fixed penalties given to smokers in Glasgow rose in the second year of the smoking ban - from 20 to 114 - with most offenders among crowds at concerts and football matches.
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