Tayside and Central Scotland

Pensioner who dumped barrels of human waste at roadside fined £750

Peter Roy Image copyright Perthshire Picture Agency
Image caption Peter Roy piled up the waste over a six-month period

A pensioner who filled barrels with human excrement and left them at the roadside has been fined £750.

Peter Roy, 78, piled up the waste in Madderty, Perthshire, over a six-month period in 2014.

He broke the terms of an abatement order imposed 14 years ago in a bid to prevent him polluting the village with his waste.

In 2009, Roy breached an Asbo by storing 80 oil drums full of human waste near a road junction.

Roy, of Craigmuir, Madderty, was found guilty at Perth Sheriff Court of "depositing waste liquid and solid human excrement" outside his home between July and December 2014.

Feeling sick

Sheriff Fiona Tait said: "He has continued to put his human waste down.

"You have not entered into an arrangement for collection of your human waste and you have continued to put it out in insecure barrels which you were told was unacceptable.

"There is an order in place and you have been found guilty of breaching that.

"I rejected your evidence. You have no intention of reaching agreement with the local authority."

Roy, who told the court he lived in a coal-fired caravan, said he had been unable to reach any agreement with the council about what to do with his waste.

An Asbo was granted against Roy in 2007 after a villagers complained about the smell of excrement in the area.

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