Coronation Street actress, Kym Marsh, faces a court appearance after her local council have accused her of being reckless with her rubbish after discarded bags at the side of the road were linked to her, and included scripts for the show!
Marsh, who plays Michelle Connor in the soap, claims that she is innocent of the charges against her and blames the whole incident on being a victim of a scam after a man offered to remove the rubbish from her home during a recent renovation.
However, the fiancée of former Hollyoaks actor, Jamie Lomas, and mother of three, is facing prosecution under environmental protection laws after the rubbish bags were found by a road in Worsley, Greater Manchester, close to her home.
It is believed that the rubbish discovered inside the disregarded bags included Coronation Street scripts which was how the incident was linked back to the actress and now she has been summoned to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court later this month, and if she is found guilty of any offences she could be fined.
In her defence, Marsh claims that a man in a high-vis jacket called round to the home that she shares with Lomas and offered to remove the accumulated renovation debris for £60.
“She didn’t think any more of it until she heard from Salford council, who wanted to speak to her about rubbish dumped on the roadside.
“She immediately went straight to the council and explained what had happened and was told that if she didn’t hear anything within six weeks that would be the end of it.
“This is the first she knew about the summons.”
The spokesperson then went on to add that Marsh had felt ‘horrified’ and ‘very angry’ after finding out the rubbish had been dumped.
Marsh and Lomas announced a September date and venue for their wedding later this year despite repeated allegations of cheating on his part.
Coronation Street can be seen Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings on ITV1/ITv1 HD.