September 18th, 2008

You couldn’t make it up

Posted in Other Stuff by 200

The binmen are coming tomorrow. I’m glad I don’t live in Stockport though, I’d be risking a fine because I’ve out my bin out the night before I should, according to Stockport council.

Victoria Clarke, 21, was fined £700 last week for putting out rubbish before the due date. Well, not quite £700 to be fair; a £350 fine, £350.12 in costs & a £15 victim surcharge.

Ms Clarke really only has herself to blame though. She was served a notice bot to do it again after a previous incident, the next time she did it she was given a £100 fixed penalty notice. When she failed to pay the fine she was taken to court.

And quite right too, we can’t have people being given fines & waltzing off into the sunset never to pay the money. It’s just such a pity that the courts don’t follow up all the criminals who fail to pay their fines & even when they do, how many end up having to fork out £700?

Meanwhile, over in Wisbech Joshua Knight was fined £85 for his offence. Being £15 less than the fine for putting your bin out too early it must have been a pretty low-level offence, yes?

No. Knight was driving his car when he ‘lost concentration’ and strayed into the path of another vehicle resulting in the death of a Mr Ashfaq Choudhry. Still, we should all be comforted by the fact that Knight was disqualified from driving for a year also. So that’s alright.

You couldn’t make it up.

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