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Sunday, 22 August 2010

Sandwell council v 70 year old lady.

I wrote a week or two ago, about Sheila Martin, a 70 year old pensioner, who had been given a fixed penalty notice for dropping cigarette ash in the street.

Well the time to pay has now expired and she is facing going to court. If she is convicted she could be fined up to £2,500 and gain a criminal record.

However, hope is not lost. She has some help. Please read about the case over at Anna Raccoon’s blog and maybe we can avert the travesty of justice that could unfold in the coming months.


  1. Justice certainly does not abode in Sandwell. Commonsense has also moved out.

    l hate these people with a vengeance and do my utmost to be in their faces whenever the opportunity arrives.

  2. I thought they'd gone mad when they issued a fine to a woman feeding the ducks. But this takes the biscuit.

    I hope they're asked to produce the evidence in court.

  3. They can be beaten. My friend has had 23 parking tickets issued against him ... he's beat all of them. So much so that they no longer come down the street. l think it's officially classed as a no-go-area.

  4. If you're in trouble with the law, Anna Raccoon can be a handy person to have around.


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