A GRAN was hit with a £150 littering fine after feeding bits of sausage roll to a pigeon.
Bizarre footage shows a jobsworth council warden ticketing Sally-Ann Fricker for dropping part of the treat in Bath, Somerset.
Sally-Ann was spotted breaking off a corner before throwing it to the birdUniversal News & Sport (Europe)She was hit with a £150 fine on the spotUniversal News & Sport (Europe)She was spotted breaking off a corner before throwing it to the bird – which immediately flew off with it.
Bath and North East Somerset Council insisted that anyone caught littering faced a £150 fixed penalty fine.
Sally-Ann’s daughter Toni Bradley hit out at the bonkers fine.
She raged: “If she’d chucked the wrapper down then that would have been fair enough, but this was absolutely ridiculous, we were very upset and very shocked.
FINE MORE THAN SHE MAKES IN A WEEK
“My mum’s a carer and the fine is more money than she gets in a week.
“When I got home my three-year-old asked me to take down the bird feeder from the garden ‘because nanny got into trouble’ for feeding them.”
Sally-Ann was fined by the warden after he pounced from the doorway of a Marks and Spencer.
Councillor David Wood added: “Councils and their contractors should use common sense in dealing with cases like this.
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“I have asked officers to urgently look into this matter and review the action taken with the contractor, to determine whether it was proportionate.
“As a general point, pigeons and gulls cause a public nuisance and are part of the problem the council has to manage when dealing with litter on the streets.
“There are notices all over the city asking people not to feed birds.”
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