A staggering £14m in fines imposed by courts has not been paid in Sussex in the last five years a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The Argus report:
Sussex criminals owe the public purse nearly £14 million in court fines and costs, the Argus can reveal.
The county’s magistrates’ courts and crown courts have written off a further £14.5 million in the last five and a half years.
An Argus Freedom of Information request has revealed that over the last five years the amount owed in fines, costs, victim surcharge and compensation payments has varied between £12.7 million and £15.7 million.