Man who denies repeatedly dumping waste at a Wigan beauty spot is give a trial date

A trial date has been set for a man accused of repeatedly fly-tipping at a Wigan beauty spot.
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Desmond Alker, 50, of Beacon Road, Bickershaw, appeared before borough justices accused of three counts of illegally depositing waste at Beacon Country Park.

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The first charge is of dumping bags of household rubbish there in July 2020, the second concerns leave a mental drum at the park in January last year, and the third accuses him of leaving more household waste, including a black bin bag, clothing, a wooden cupboard door, DVDs and a broken vacuum cleaner on November 15 in 2022.

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All the waste disposals were alleged to have been carried out without the proper permit and thus he was in breach of the 1990 Environmental Protection Act.

A trial is now scheduled to take place at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court on October 9.