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Sunday, 15 July 2012

Kym Marsh faces court as Corrie scripts found dumped


Kym Marsh, who plays Coronation Street's Michelle Connor, will have to appear in court charged with fly-tipping after her Corrie scripts were found in bags of dumped rubbish.

The Manchester Evening News reports that Kym will face prosecution under environmental health laws fter Salford Council officials launched an investigation after a pile of rubbish was abandoned by a roadside. It included building rubble and pieces of furniture – plus some old Coronation Street scripts which they traced back to Kym Marsh.

Kym denies dumping the items, claiming she fell victim to a conman who offered to dispose of the rubbish from her home during renovation work. She was said to be ‘horrified’ to learn of the prosecution. She claims that a man dressed in a yellow high-visibility jacket knocked on her door and offered to remove the rubbish – so she paid him £60 and forgot all about it.

 A spokeswoman said: "Kym paid someone in good faith to remove the rubbish which had accumulated as a result of work on the house. 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 court summons."

The spokeswoman added: "Kym would like to use the opportunity to warn others to be careful about paying other people to remove rubbish. She was just keen to get rid of it. Kym would never have given it to somebody if she thought that was going to happen. She is horrified that the rubbish was dumped and very angry."

Kym will appear at Manchester magistrates court later this month charged with failing to secure transfer of waste. If found guilty she could face a fine. Salford council declined to comment.

Coronation Street star Kym Marsh is to appear in court charged with fly-tipping after her soap scripts were found in bags of dumped rubbish. Kym, who plays Michelle Connor in the soap, is facing prosecution under environmental health laws. Officials launched an investigation after a pile of rubbish was abandoned by a roadside. It included building rubble and pieces of furniture – plus some old Street scripts which they traced back to the 36-year-old actress. The mum-of-three denies dumping the items, claiming she fell victim to a conman who offered to dispose of the rubbish from her home during renovation work. Kym, who is engaged to ex-Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas, 32, was said to be ‘horrified’ to learn of the prosecution. She claims that a man dressed in a yellow high-visibility jacket knocked on her door and offered to remove the rubbish – so she paid him £60 and forgot all about it. A spokeswoman for the star said: "Kym paid someone in good faith to remove the rubbish which had accumulated as a result of work on the house. "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 court summons." The spokeswoman added: "Kym would like to use the opportunity to warn others to be careful about paying other people to remove rubbish. She was just keen to get rid of it. "Kym would never have given it to somebody if she thought that was going to happen. She is horrified that the rubbish was dumped and very angry." Kym will appear at Manchester magistrates court later this month charged with failing to secure transfer of waste. If found guilty she could face a fine. Salford council declined to comment.

Read more at: http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1583475_kym-marsh-facing-court-for-fly-tipping-after-old-coronation-street-scripts-are-found-dumped
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7 comments:

Frosty the Snowman said...

Sack her

Chewy said...

Or you know, we could try not jumping to conclusions and let the courts and Kym sort it.

Glenda Young said...

I'm somewhat shocked that they're allowed to just chuck out their scripts with the rubbish instead of shredding them.

Danny-K said...

Two things don't add up (because they contradict each other):

1): She's a WELL PAID actress/celebrity with a 'wholesome' national profile, so why on earth would she risk all, by being filmed/caught fly tipping? She's not short of a bob or two to pay for her rubbish to be taken care of. So on that point alone I say it's HIGHLY unlikely she's fly-tipped.

- On that alone - but, BUT it's not alone in circumstantial evidence as F/Nora points out above, so:

2) Her complete and unmolested Corrie scripts were IN with the rubbish! Absolutely impossible to believe she would throw them away untorn, unshredded - yet there they are, in with the rubble! So she MUST as a matter of routine, dispose of them unshredded!

Maybe she keeps scripts until those episodes have been aired on TV and then, and only then, when they are of no use to man nor beast, she junks them; just reread the blog, yes the report says OLD scripts
- Old, but UNSHREDDED?!?

So, if COMPLETE, readable scripts from her hands can end up, in with the rubbish, then that means anything is now possible.

For me, the jury's out on this one; I now don't know which way to turn. Will have to watch out for the court case findings on the news.

I'm tempted to believe her, but those unshredded scripts blows the veracity of her side of the story right out of the water.

Rachel said...

I'm surprised that actors wouldn't return the scripts for someone to shred securely on set. Perhaps things will change in the future.

Anonymous said...

Pointless character without much air time anyway so the scripts were probably only about 1 or 2 lines of dialogue for Michelle.

Anonymous said...

Of course it's believable! The only thing upsetting most of 'you' is that a script was found.. here, here, doubt very much Kym's the only one to toss them. Where she did fail is in trusting a 'guy in an orange suit' to remove garbage. Let's all think about OUR garbages right now and imagine the media giving a crap.. that's all. P.S. Memo went out already that all scripts are now to be shredded. Especially the one's about to come out about Dev and Sunita. xx

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