A WOMAN who dropped a cigarette butt in Bolton town centre has been fined £100 by Bolton magistrates.

The court was told that Donna Clare, aged 40, of Doyle Road, Hunger Hill, discarded the cigarette outside Shoezone on Newport Street on April 13.

Clare did not turn up to court and the case against her was proved in her absence.

In addition to the fine, she was ordered to pay Bolton Council prosecution costs of £263 and a £30 victim surcharge.