Oceangoers fined £50 for leaving plastic bottles on the floor

The police take a dip into your bank accounts


Students in the Ocean queue received more than a long wait on Friday when they were slapped with £50 fines for leaving plastic bottles on the floor.

Police heartlessly dished out the hefty penalties, in a move that could see the end of Ocean queue pre-drinking forever.

Second year Emma was fined a whopping £50

Second year Emma was fined a whopping £50

Second year Emma was one of those unfortunate enough to be caught out after she placed a water bottle on the floor.

Speaking to The Tab, Emma said: “I literally just left a plastic water bottle on the side of the road just before the ticket queue and a police woman fined me £50.

“She didn’t really give me a chance to say anything, just started writing out a fixed penalty notice.

“I asked if I could put it in the bin and she said no.

“Apparently a lot of other people were fined for the same thing.”

The cost of the fine would get you into Ocean ten times

The cost of the fine would get you into Ocean ten times

Now Ocean goers will have to face a long sober wait, or risk losing their place in the queue trying to find a bin.

Emma, studying French and Hispanic Studies, said: “The official offence is a fixed penalty notice for littering.

“I paid it yesterday. If I didn’t pay within 10 days it would have been £75.”

“I can’t appeal it, I could take it to court but there is no point, because I did do it.

Emma refused to let the police ruin her night and made her way into Ocean anyway. She said: “It was good, not worth £50.

“I’m annoyed at myself and the police really.

“It’s my fault but it’s just that it was so expensive.”

Nottinghamshire Police have been approached for a comment.