No common sense appears to be available in this country any more. http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=49512&in_page_id=34 A driver taking a witness to court was fined Â£75 for throwing a cigarette butt out the window â only to see the defendant penalised Â£50 for punching someone in the face. Jeannine Wycherley has been forced to pay the penalty notice while the thug got off with a softer punishment. Mrs Wycherley, a health worker, was driving her daughter-in-law to court when she was spotted by a council 'litter buster'. Two days later a penalty notice dropped through her letter box. 'The world has gone crackers,' Mrs Wycherley said yesterday. 'It's cheaper to attack someone and give them a fat lip than drop a cigarette end. There's just no justice.' Mrs Wycherley was in a supermarket car park in Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, when council officials claim she was spotted littering. The 50-year-old paid up after receiving an 'intimidating' letter from Neath Port Talbot Council which said the enforcement officer's word would be believed over hers in court. Norman Brennan, of Victims of Crime Trust, last night said he was not surprised at the lenient sentence. 'In the 28 years I have been involved with law and order I rarely ever see sentences that fit the crime, especially in violent crimes. 'It is this type of sentence that is helping spread a wave of violent crime across the country.' The controversy comes just a day after news that Crawley Council, West Sussex, was forced to apologise when it tried to fine a toddler Â£80 for dropping two Quaver crisps on the pavement.