What an illegal load of rubbish

Waste bags
Waste bags

A ST Helens woman who refused to clear up her rubbish-strewn garden has been fined.

Susan Chorley, of Sunbury Street, Thatto Heath, ignored requests from St Helens Council to remove piles of plastic bags from her back yard.

Chorley was fined £300 by St Helens magistrates, told to pay £80 costs and presented with a clean up bill for £520.

The court heard how complaints from neighbours had led to three separate notices being served on the occupier – asking her to clear the rubbish on public health grounds.