A WOMAN has been slapped with a £150 fine for discarding a McDonald's drinks cup outside of a car.

The woman was caught in the act by an Allerdale Borough Council enforcement officer when she got rid of the cup by placing it on the street while sat in a car in the harbourside area of Workington.

When approached by the officer the woman said she did not know what she had done was classed as littering.

She was issued the fine for littering on Thursday.

An Allerdale Council spokesman said: "Littering will not be tolerated by the council and anyone who is caught or identified to have littered will be dealt with."

The fine was issued under section 88 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.