A man from Anlaby has been prosecuted for littering after CCTV cameras caught him dumping a bag of fast food rubbish out of his car window.

Ellis Anthony Gibbs, of The Avenue, was filmed dropping a large McDonald’s bag from his car in the car park of East Riding Leisure Haltemprice and driving off.

Gibbs pleaded guilty to an offence of littering under Section 87 Environmental Protection Act 1990 when he appeared before Beverley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 16th August.

Gibbs was fined £106 and was ordered to pay costs of £100 and a victim surcharge of £43.

The court was told the driver of a car parked up in the car park of the leisure centre in Anlaby was spotted on CCTV cameras dumping a fast food bag from his car window and leaving it behind on 29th September last year.

A streetscene enforcement officer at East Riding of Yorkshire Council made enquiries and found the car belonged to Gibbs.

Attempts were made to interview Gibbs, but the case was taken to court when he failed to respond to the council’s letters.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council reminds people that littering is an offence and they are responsible for disposing of their own waste.

Carl Skelton, acting director of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Dumped waste like fast food bags is a problem everywhere. People can easily use a bin nearby or take their rubbish home. There’s no excuse.

“We’ll take action against all littering cases when we can.”

People littering can face a £150 fixed penalty or a maximum £2,500 fine if the case is taken to court.

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