I have never read such a ludicrous heading (feeding the Gulls and go to prison) this is journalism sensationalism.
The simple solution would be to introduce a byelaw imposing a sensible fine £50 say and then pursuing it if the payment is not forthcoming, using existing cameras to collect information and images and in addition using the current arms of the law to enforce and administer the new legislation.
Forget the jail, our courts and jails are unable to cope with the existing flow of criminals and cases.
Remember, Whitby is selling itself to holidaymakers and this should be in the minds of all the lawmakers, as the local shopkeepers fish shops and cafes depend on these visitors, who don’t have to live with the consequences of their actions at the moment.
G Burns, Church Street, Whitby by email