Updated: Monday, 17th June 2019 @ 5:48pm

‘Simply unacceptable’: Manchester woman ordered to pay £560 after dumping 20 bags of rubbish in street

‘Simply unacceptable’: Manchester woman ordered to pay £560 after dumping 20 bags of rubbish in street

By John Paul Shammas

A woman who dumped 20 bags of rubbish in the street and then didn’t bother attending her court appearance was fined anyway today.

Olu Folasa Ade Onabule of Constable Street, Gorton, didn’t bother to attend Manchester Magistrates Court, but her offence was proved in her absence.

The bags of rubbish were discovered lying in the street by a Manchester City Council officer during a routine patrol, leading a Gorton woman to be charged.

The Council officer found the trash on Welbeck Street, Gorton. On searching through a bag of household waste, the officer found a letter addressed to Onabule and was able to track her down.

Executive member for neighbourhood services Councillor Bernard Priest said: "Dumping litter on the street in this way is simply unacceptable.

“Our officers patrol regularly to ensure that littering doesn’t blight neighbourhoods and take strong action against offenders like Onabule."

Onabule admitted that she had dumped the black refuse bag on the street and was served with a fixed penalty notice.

After the penalty charge was not paid and a reminder notice was ignored, Onabule was prosecuted.

She was fined £150 and handed a £395.33 bill for legal costs, plus a £15 victim surcharge.

Picture courtesy of Alan Stanton, with thanks.

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