CORONATION Street actress Kym Marsh has accepted a caution for fly-tipping and paid a council’s clean-up costs, a court has heard.
Marsh was charged with fly-tipping after some of her soap scripts were found in bags of dumped rubbish.
But after “new evidence” came to light Salford City Council, which was bringing the prosecution, decided to withdraw the charges.
Marsh accepted the caution, but claims she was taken in by a conman who she paid to dispose of her rubbish.
Paul Scott, prosecuting the case on behalf of Salford City Council, told Manchester City Magistrates’ Court: “In light of new evidence and information the city council has reviewed this case following detailed representations made by the defendant.
“After careful consideration it is believed it would not be in the public interest to continue with the prosecution.”
He said Marsh, 36, had “admitted her guilt to this charge” by accepting “a simple caution”.
The court heard that the former singer, who did not attend the hearing, had also paid prosecution costs which included the costs of clean-up and investigation.
Mr Scott added: “It is unlikely the offence will be repeated.”
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