Five Wiganers accused of dumping household waste

Five Wigan residents have been accused of separate fly-tipping offences.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 10:33 am

Town magistrates were presented with a cluster of prosecutions by the council for dumping rubbish in various parts of the borough in contravention of the Environmental Protection Act of 1990.

Megan Ainscough, of Leigh Road, Atherton, is charged with leaving 40 bin bags full of waste in the car park and bushes near the scout hut on Leigh Road on July 31 2019.

Aurel Baiaram, of Lorne Street in Scholes is accused of depositing three chairs on a grassed area near his home on January 15 2019 and four bin bags containing domestic waste and clothing on February 8 that year.

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Some of the items discovered in Hindley
Some of the items discovered in Hindley

Justine Jevons, of Brookhouse Street, Scholes, is charged with dumping shopping bags full of bottles, cans, soiled nappies, cat litter and waste food in the back yard of an address in Sydney Street, Platt Bridge, on September 19, October 9 and November 13 2019.

Damien Turner, 34, of Cornwall Place, Worsley Hall, faces a charge of leaving builders’ waste such as rubble in an alleyway at the rear of Redwood Avenue, Orrell, on August 8 2019, and also one of failing to respond to a request for information requested in a notice served by the Secretary of State within 12 days of its being sent on September 10 that year.

Ryan Whittle is accused of dropping three bin bags of household waste in an alleyway at the rear of his home in Henry Street, Tyldesley.

Due to the backlog of cases in the justice system caused by the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions, the five defendants’ cases were judged “non-urgent” and so all of them were deferred to be reconsidered on May 14.

The defendants are not required to attend on that date but asked to contact the court afterwards to see if new dates for hearings have been set.

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