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Q: Dear Sir/ Madam I was in Brent borough London and was feeding the birds.The birds ate up all in front of us.

Dear Sir/ Madam

I was in Brent borough London and was feeding the birds.The birds ate up all in front of us. Nothing left. In the meantime

Two council people approached me and said it's an offence .

Under sec 87 littering. I stopped immediately.

They took my details and issued me a FPN by post.

But in that park there was a sign of PSPO and I should be given a warning on first breach of prohibited act. I have a very short time to act or appeal... please please

I need to know what to do?

does PSPO superseed the rule of sec 87 littering?

Please reply I think it's an illegal FPN.

Please reply

Thank you

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: I'm sorry this happened to you. There's no point losing time waiting for a response here - this site is essentially U.S.-based attorneys and U.S.-based law You could reach out to attorneys/solicitors in London. But first read the instructions on the ticket/FPN/post carefully and try to learn what you can about the offense online. If it's considered only a minor civil offense, without risk of consequence to your records, look into whether you could handle it on your own without compounding things with the added expense of a solicitor. Look into whether London courts offer virtual hearings or whether they accept arguments on submittal of documents alone without personal appearance before a judge - that's something commonly done in U.S. courts these days due to COVID. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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