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University student fined £80 for dropping matchstick on Oxford pavement

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Daily Mail [1]
Monday, November 9, 2009

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Oxford University student Demetrios Samouris, right, is confronted by Oxford environmental enforcement officer Natalie Hughes, left,  and fined £80 for dropping a matchstick on the pavement while shopping with his girlfriend.

A university student has been fined £80 pounds by a street warden – for dropping a matchstick on the pavement.

The 22-year-old was swooped on by one of Oxford City Council’s warders as he shopped with his girlfriend in the city centre.

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Demetrios Samouris, a student at London School of Economics, today described the fine as a ‘bit harsh’ and a council spokesman admitted it was the first time it had fined someone for dropping a matchstick.

The student fell victim to the council’s ‘zero tolerance’ crackdown on clearing up Oxford’s litter-strewn streets.

The street wardens, aided by Police Community Support Officers and enforcement officers are in the middle of a campaign to clear litter off Oxford’s streets as part of the city council’s ‘Cleaner Greener Oxford’ initiative.

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[1] Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1226422/Oxford-University-student-fined-80-dropping-matchstick-pavement.html

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[3] Academics at Oxford University pay to be cryogenically preserved so they can be ‘brought back to life in the future’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/academics-at-oxford-university-pay-to-be-cryogenically-preserved.html

[4] People could be fined £110 for putting their litter in the wrong bin in the street: http://www.prisonplanet.com/people-could-be-fined-110-for-putting-their-litter-in-the-wrong-bin-in-the-street.html

[5] US university introduces electronic monitoring of student attendance: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-university-introduces-electronic-monitoring-of-student-attendance.html

[6] Cincinatti Student dies after being tasered by university campus officer: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cincinatti-student-dies-after-being-tasered-by-university-campus-officer.html

[7] DC Resident Fined Thousands For Not Recycling Cat Litter: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dc-resident-fined-thousands-for-not-recycling-cat-litter.html

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