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Father of four given criminal record for over-packing his bin

A bus driver from Cumbria has been given a criminal record after he refused to pay a fine for his overflowing bin.Gareth Corkhill, 26, from Whitehaven was convicted by magistrates for declining to pay a £110 on-the-spot fine for failure to close the lid on his bin, which was seven inches ajar. Copeland Council cautioned him last July before issuing the fine to him. He was told that he had six months to pay or would be taken to court. By January he had still not ...