Brent police crack down on paan spitting

police issue 24 �80 fixed penalty tickets

Police launched a crackdown on paan spitting, and issued 24 �80 fixed penalty tickets.

Paan is a tobacco leaf based mixture commonly chewed as a palate cleanser in the Indian sub continent.

But when chewers spit out the substance it leaves unsightly dark brown stains on the pavements.

The crackdown follows the launch last year of a council led publicity campaign to deter people from spitting paan.

Sergeant Pete Goodchild from Sudbury Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Although this offence may seem minor to those committing it, the after affects of this behaviour leave a lasting mark on the area. I want this area to be a pleasant place for the residents and workers of Sudbury this antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated.”