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Teenager wins F word fine ruling

Contributed by editor on Mar 08, 2006 - 09:24 AM


TEENAGER WINS F WORD FINE RULING

An East Kent teenager who was fined for swearing in front of a policewoman was cleared yesterday.

Youth worker Kurt Walker, 18, from Deal was crossing a park last month when a friend asked what he had been doing. He replied: "F*** all, mate."

The police officer, who had been telling off another teenager for riding a bike in a skateboarding area was in earshot then handed Walker an £80 fine under the Public Order Act.

Kurt had refused to pay up and faced a court hearing, but yesterday the Crown Prosecution Service wrote to him saying the case had been dropped.