Thirteen offenders were found guilty in Haverfordwest Magistrates Court yesterday (February 14) of littering.

They were each fined £200, ordered to pay costs of £200 with a victim surcharge of £30.

Three individuals pleaded not guilty and their cases – along with 19 others - were adjourned until March 28.

All charges related to the dropping of cigarettes or cigarette butts, at various locations across the county, including outside the Salvation Army in Tenby; the library and Pater Hall in Pembroke Dock; Havens Head Retail Park Car Park, Milford Haven; Withybush Retail Park, Morrisons and Tesco car parks in Haverfordwest, along with the town’s bus station.

The partnership between Pembrokeshire County Council and District Enforcement, an environmental crime enforcement agency, began in September of last year, to crackdown on environmental offenders.

Officers patrolling the streets of Pembrokeshire have the powers to hand out on-the-spot fines of up to £150 to anyone failing to keep the county clean and tidy.