Woman fined for throwing an apple core from car; She threw it into a grass verge to feed wild birds.
A woman who threw an apple core from a car window at a roundabout in Hinckley was shocked to land a [pounds sterling]60 fine.
The driver, 33, was at the Triumph roundabout on the A47 Dodwells Road in the early morning when she threw the fruit waste into a grass verge.
A few weeks later she received a [pounds sterling]60 fine from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council for the littering offence.
She said: "I was just so angry.
"The apple core was to feed the wild birds. It would have been eaten by animals.
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"Many people throw out an apple core. I think it's a prime location for people doing that."
Councillor Mark Nickerson, executive member for Neighbourhood Services for Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, said: "Everyone needs to take responsibility for putting their rubbish in a bin no matter what it is.
"Food which is littered leads to flies, maggots, wasps and rats all of which are a nuisance and potentially spread disease.
"Please help us to keep the borough clean by using the litter bins provided or take your rubbish home with you.
"Those who don't could face a [pounds sterling]150 fine if caught littering."
Driver in Hinckley threw cigarette end from her car and had to pay [pounds sterling]440
The incident happened in March of this year and the woman received the fine in May, which she has since paid.
The story follows after another driver was given a [pounds sterling]440 bill after a council official in the next car saw her throwing a cigarette out of her window.
She was hit in the pocket after flicking the butt away while sitting at a set of traffic lights in Coventry Road, Hinckley.
The official, in the care in front, saw her commit the crime through his rear view mirror.
The driver was offered an [pounds sterling]80 fixed penalty fine but failed to pay it, with the borough council pursuing the matter to court.
She pleaded guilty to dropping litter on October 5 last year.
Apple core. File pic