Three men found guilty of putting up more than 40 post-ers in an hour in Birmingham face prison if they continue their illegal activities after a court order was served on them.
A civil injunction was awarded by a judge against Midland Posters Limited after CCTV evidence showed three of the company's employees putting up fly-posters in Moseley and Edgbaston.
James Paul Wren, of Crown Lane, Four Oaks, Birmingham, Jason Jones, of Bedford Road, West Bromwich, and company director Roderick Goodwin, of Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire, told the court they would stop fly-posting in Birmingham.
The judge warned the trio at Birmingham County Court last Tuesday that they might go to jail if they continued with their activities.
The chairman of the city's public protection committee, Coun Neil Eustace (Lib Dem Stechford and Yardley North), said: "Fly-posting makes people fear crime. It makes an area look like a dump and that noone cares.
"In Birmingham we do care and we will stop this illegal activity wherever we find it. This sort of advertising does legitimate companies out of business.
"In this particular case, council officers and the police caught the offenders red handed. We saw them put up 40 posters in just one hour."
Birmingham's environmental crime unit and West Midlands Police are targeting flyposting and placards in a campaign to combat illegal advertising and protect consumers in the run-up to Christmas. ..SUPL: