Two men found guilty of spitting in the streets of Brent have been slapped with hefty fines.
Petrica Farauna, 52, of Kings Road, Kensington and Chelsea, and 42-year-old Francisc Pusok, of Kingsbury Road, Brent, were both found guilty of spitting offences at Willesden Magistrates' Court on November 7.
Mr Farauna was caught spitting in Dean Road in Willesden on February 21, Brent Council said in a statement.
And Mr Pusok was issued with the fine on February 24 after being caught hawking in Kingsbury Road.
Both men were fined £150 as well as being ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge and £376 each in costs to the council, the statement said.
Each paid a total £556 in costs and fines for being caught spitting in Brent's streets.
Councillor Eleanor Southwood, lead member for the environment at Brent Council, said: "Spitting in public is unhygienic and is not acceptable on the streets of Brent, which is why we made a decision to use the powers we have at our disposal to crack down on this antisocial behaviour.
"By issuing these fines we are sending out a strong message that this unpleasant behaviour will not be tolerated in the borough.
“Whether you live in Brent or are just passing through, we expect you to treat our streets and parks with respect.
"The majority of residents love where they live and we will take action against those who ruin it for the rest of us."
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