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Pictured: David Dallimore with girlfriend Zoe Miller<br />
Re: A Llanelli man’s birthday greetings message cost him £600 – because he painted it on the road in his street.<br />
Llanelli Magistrates Court heard that on July 8, 2016, Carmarthenshire County Council received an anonymous report that a man living in Grant Street had written the message ‘Happy Birthday Zoe M from Dai’ on the road in large print.<br />
On July 14 an environmental enforcement officer and technical assistant called at David Nigel Dallimore’s home in Grant Street. He admitted painting the message and agreed to accept a fixed penalty of £75.<br />
Dallimore failed to pay resulting in prosecution for making unauthorised marks on the highway. He was convicted in his absence last Friday.<br />
He was fined £220, and ordered to pay costs of £351 and a victim surcharge of £30.<br />
Executive board member for environmental and public protection Cllr Jim Jones said: “Graffiti can be expensive to clear off as specialist products may have to be used to remove the paint in an environmentally-friendly way.<br />
“The penalty imposed by the court recognised the seriousness of the matter and the expense incurred. Out of the costs awarded, £220 is going to pay for the cost of removing this message from the road.<br />
“Keeping the county clean and safe is a key priority for the council and we will not hesitate to take action against those that break the law.”
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Pictured: David Dallimore with girlfriend Zoe Miller
Re: A Llanelli man’s birthday greetings message cost him £600 – because he painted it on the road in his street.
Llanelli Magistrates Court heard that on July 8, 2016, Carmarthenshire County Council received an anonymous report that a man living in Grant Street had written the message ‘Happy Birthday Zoe M from Dai’ on the road in large print.
On July 14 an environmental enforcement officer...
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