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Spitting - what’s the legal situation?

(5 Posts)
Nvella Thu 19-Mar-20 12:33:29

Is it against law to spit? I was taking a walk on the local heath today and a man walking past me hawked and spat right near me. If he hadn’t been so thuggish looking I would have confronted him, but didn’t dare. Couldn’t believe someone would do that at the moment

AGAA4 Thu 19-Mar-20 16:20:58

That is disgusting but not sure it is illegal. I just wish people, mostly men I think , would stop doing it. It is anti-social.

rosenoir Thu 19-Mar-20 17:06:55

There have been prosecutions under the anti litter legislation.
Hard to police though as it would have to be seen by authorities or CCTV.

Dinahmo Fri 20-Mar-20 15:51:54

I can remember when I was young seeing notices attached to lamp posts stating that spitting was against the bye laws.

ValerieF Fri 20-Mar-20 22:13:16

I think footballers have a lot to answer for here! They spit constantly on the pitch and with tv coverage people see it and think it is o.k.