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West Ham footballer pays the penalty

FINED: West Ham's Frederic Piquionne

WEST HAM’S Frederic Piquionne has been fined after rubbish dumped in a village near his home was traced back to him.

The France international left piles of bin bags on a grass verge in Stapleford Tawney, Essex, three miles from his house.

However, the ten black bin liners, two recycling bags and a cardboard box filled with litter was traced back to his house due to “documentary evidence” found in the rubbish.

Angry residents contacted Epping Forest District Council officers after spotting the mess and now the 32-year-old Championship footballer has been ordered to pay a £449 fine court costs and given a 12-month conditional discharge.

Chairman John Knapman said: “Mr Piquionne’s case highlights that “your waste is your responsibility.”

“Tipping household waste on somebody else’s land can result in prosecution for fly-tipping or littering.

“Littering your waste in this manner can cause a health hazard, looks unsightly, blocks waste storage areas and can attract rats.”

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