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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Woman cleared of contaminating recycling bin

Essex Council's case against a local woman accused of contaminating her recycling bin with food has been thrown out by a judge.

The woman was accused by Essex Council of throwing rubbish into her recycling bin, something that the council's recycling nazi's have forbidden. However, as the woman's solicitor rightly pointed out, the council has no evidence that the woman or ehr children were the ones putting food in the recycling bin - something they have denied doing.

Rather than accept the verdict, Essex Council have called for a change in the law so that someone would be presumed to be guilty of the offence until they prove their innocence rather than the other way round.

Hat Tip: Englishman's Castle