A grandmother was fined for littering – after a cotton thread fell off one of her gloves in a shopping street.
Valerie George, 71, was stunned when a council environment officer marched up to her and gave her a £75 fixed penalty fine.
Valerie lives on a pension of £105 a week in Brynmawr, Gwent.
She said: “It’s ridiculous.
“I caught my watch on my glove and didn’t even notice the cotton fall.”
Blaenau Gwent Council yesterday withdrew the fine.
A spokesman said an offence “was committed” but was “not in line” with priorities.