‘A mum has been slapped with an £80 fine after her children fed crumbs to city centre pigeons.
Katie Trudgill, 31, was penalised for ‘littering’ after a council worker spotted her two children scatter crumbs from their sausage rolls for the birds.
The mum was enjoying a quick bite to eat after a shopping trip with five-year-old Amelia and three-year-old Finley.
But as the three were tucking into their snacks the two children emptied their bags of crumbs for the birds. Their mum then said she put their empty bags in a bin.
But the family were accosted by a Bradford council worker in West Yorks., who accused them of littering.
Katie, of Ravenscliffe, near Halifax, West Yorks., said: “They had bits of pastry at the bottom of their bags and they have tipped it out to the pigeons.
“I didn’t know anything about it, or else I would not have let my kids do it.
“They were just tipping out to the pigeons, no rubbish was on the floor as I had taken the bags off them and put them in the bin.
“When he came over, there was nothing on the floor, as there were that many pigeons – on the ticket receipt it says ‘I believe’ rather than ‘I witnessed’ her doing it.”’
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