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Man who heckled woman becomes one of first in the UK to be fined for catcalling

A man is one of the first in the country to be fined for booing a woman as part of an undercover police operation.

Police officers saw a woman being harassed and arrested the man responsible.

On December 16, he was fined £100 in Ilford, east London.

If the man does not pay within 28 days, he faces a court case and a possible prison sentence.

It forms part of Redbridge Council’s Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police, which was put in place to discourage booing and harassment.

Officers also arrested a man as part of the investigation into assault related to domestic violence and gun possession.

Redbridge Council leader Jas Athwal said: “We are the first council in London using our public space protection order to enforce against catcalling and harassment. We’re supporting covert police operations in the borough to ensure perpetrators are brought to justice,” reports Metro.

According to Metro, Councillor Khayer Chowdhury added: “This is a working partnership between Redbridge Council and the Met Police to tackle the on-street harassment of women and girls – a commitment we made as part of our response to the Redbridge Crime Commission. Women and girls have an absolute right to walk our streets without being catcalled and harassed by men and working with the police, and we are showing zero tolerance.”

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