Not Guilty Plea from Wheelie Bin Protestor
Paul Slattery denies harassing Council leader Steve Curra
A Brentford man appeared in court this week to deny a charge of harassment relating to a protest about wheelie bins last year.
Paul Slattery, a 65-year-old photographer, who lives on Lateward Road, is accused of one count of harassment of a person in their own home. The protest took place outside the home of Hounslow Council leader Steve Curran.
Paul Slattery (right) addresses a meeting on wheelie bins
At Uxbridge Magistrates' Court this Monday (25 April) Mr Slattery was bailed to appear again at the same court on 27 May. This is for case management and the full hearing is at Ealing Magistrates Court on 5/6 July.
He had been originally arrested on 21 November of last year. During the protest wheelie bins were piled up outside the property by people objecting to their imposition across the borough. Around 20 people participated in the protest but only Mr Slattery was arrested.
Cllr Curran said after the incident, “I had no option but to call the police as I was being harassed and felt threatened".
He has declined to make further comment.
June 9, 2016