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These cops should get off their butts and fight crime instead of nicking a fag break.
Police officers are pictured in full uniform smoking on Wimbledon Common before throwing their butts on the dry grass[/caption]
Dropping cigarette butts is illegal, with an £80 on-the-spot fine[/caption]
The five uniformed officers — four PCs and a sergeant — left onlookers fuming with anger when they chucked their dog-ends into dry grass on Wimbledon Common, South West London.
The litterbug officers had broken the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and a local by-law.
It also breaks a by-law against ‘dropping any lighted substance’[/caption]
It’s a burning injustice! After weeks of dry weather on the common, dropping a lit cig is also a fire risk[/caption]
Simon Lee, of Wimbledon and Putney Commons, said: ‘It’s a clear breach and a real fire risk’[/caption]
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Simon Lee, of Wimbledon and Putney Commons, said: “It’s a clear breach and a real fire risk.”
The Met said the officers had been spoken to by bosses.
But their careers have not gone up in smoke.
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