Nothing brings a lump (or something like that) to my throat more than when I read of ever alert council employees doing their bit to protect the environment.
As such my cockles (can I say cockles?) were thoroughly warmed when I read this story (a month old...sorry about that), about a council employee from Grimsby handing out a £50 fine to couple for littering.
Quite right too!
The only trouble being that they hadn't littered at all...they looked as though they might litter.
Donna Jackson and boyfriend Mark Hewitt were having a fag outside a shop, when they were given a fine for £50 on the basis that they looked as though they would litter.
"We were gobsmacked because it was so ridiculous,
so in protest we both then threw our cigarette ends
on the floor.
We thought if we are going to be fined,
we might as well get our money's worth."
A warden said in theory smokers could be fined for flicking ash.
You have been warned!
Nanny will now get you for intent to commit a crime, even if Nanny can't prove it.