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Man’s Shame At Criminal Record For Leaving Bin Ajar

by | 22nd, April 2008

rubbish-bin.jpg “HOW did you get your criminal record, dad?” asks the little wide-eyed lad with the dilated pupils.

Most dads will regale their boy with the tale of smashing up the precinct, urinating through a letter box or robbing a bank for its pens, or any other valuables left in it.

Nothing so easy for honest Gareth Corkhill, of Whitehaven, Cumbria. In “GIVEN A CRIMINAL RECORD FOR THIS”, the Mail’s front page tells of how Mr Corkhill was given a criminal record for overfilling his rubbish bin.

Such shame on his young family. He is a dad to four.

The bin lid is four-inches ajar, says the paper. And that will not do. Mr Corkhill is visited by the enforcement officers, pair of. He is cautioned. He is ordered to pay a £110 on-the-spot fine. He refuses. To court the case does go.

In his absence the plaintiff is ordered to pay £210, made up of the original bill, £100 prosecution costs

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