A HOUSEHOLDER who had his wheelie bin knocked over while he was out at work was prosecuted in a case that cost taxpayers thousands of pounds.
Care worker Gary Rostron, 34, got home to find his bin bags spilling out in an alleyway, and was then fined £60 by council snoopers for dumping rubbish.
When he protested his innocence and refused to pay, council chiefs took him to court for breaching environmental laws.But magistrates found him not guilty following a trial costing up to £3,000.
Last night Mr Rostron attacked the council for squandering taxpayers’ cash. More...