Library users in Suffolk have failed to pay more than £115,000 in library fines in the last three years a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The East Anglian Daily Times report:

FORGETFUL readers who failed to return books to Suffolk’s libraries have racked up unpaid fines of more than £115,000 in the past three financial years.

Figures released following a Freedom of Information request show that Suffolk’s library service is owed £115,247.72 from users who have not paid their debts since 2008/09.

The top library with outstanding library fines is Lowestoft with £12,695.55 owed, while Ipswich County came in a close second with £12,586.96.

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