In the Media

Litter louts provoke call for green police

PUBLISHED May 13, 2004

Thousands of unlikely yobs were put on notice yesterday that their careless ways with sweetpapers, chewing gum and even unwanted fridges may lead to a new corps of environmental police.

A pressure group and a committee of MPs produced simultaneous reports denouncing the "farcical" leniency which saw only 169 people in Britain fined for dropping litter last year.