Labour council branded 'racist' over anti-litter posters

The posters feature a man holding a placard with the hashtag #CrimeNotToCare

The posters feature a man holding a placard with the hashtag #CrimeNotToCare

A Labour council has been branded 'racist' over controversial anti-litter posters featuring a black man posing as a criminal for a police mugshot.

The posters featuring a man next to bin bags holding a placard with the hashtag #CrimeNotToCare have appeared on Kilburn High Road in North London.

Local councillor John Duffy is now leading the fight to get the posters removed, but his crusade has been branded 'ridiculous' by Brent Council.

The signs, which include the council's Love Where You Live logo and the council logo, are being put up to back a nationwide Keep Britain Tidy campaign.

They portray the man standing in front of a height chart on a wall with the slogan 'Your rubbish, your responsibility'.

Mr Duffy, the Labour councillor for Kilburn, has now fired off a furious letter to Brent's chief executive, Carolyn Downs.

The Keep Britain Tidy posters have appeared on Kilburn High Road in North London (file image)

The Keep Britain Tidy posters have appeared on Kilburn High Road in North London (file image)

He told the Brent and Kilburn Times that he has acted after an outraged local resident insisted to him that the posters are 'racist'.

Mr Duffy has stressed that the material is similar to mugshots used by Los Angeles

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