£80 lit­ter fine for OAP caught feed­ing birds

The Daily Telegraph - - News -

A pen­sioner has been fined for lit­ter­ing af­ter she fed bread to pi­geons.

Coun­cil of­fi­cers gave her an £80 penalty no­tice for the of­fence, say­ing that dropped food was a health risk and unattrac­tive for fel­low res­i­dents.

The 71-year-old had been feed­ing the pi­geons in Haven Green, Eal­ing, west Lon­don, when she was fined.

A coun­cil spokesper­son said: “Drop­ping food, even to feed pi­geons is a health risk and can at­tract pest species such as rats as well as be­ing un­pleas­ant for other res­i­dents. We are com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing that our streets and open spa­ces are lit­ter-free.”

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