Gran is fined £75 for littering… after a thread of cotton fell off her glove

Richard Smith
Mirror

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.

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