FAILING to tidy up a yard full of rubbish has cost a Spennymoor man more than £1,000 in court.

Jordan Kirk-Patrick was given a community protection notice last April stating that he must clear up the accumulation of waste in the shed and rear yard of his Baff Street home.

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But on Tuesday this week, magistrates sitting at Peterlee concluded that he had failed to comply with the order to clean up the area.

The case was proved in Kirk-Patrick's absence and magistrates fined him £660.

They also imposed a £66 surcharge, plus £330 in court charges, meaning he has to pay a total of £1,056 by February 15 this year.

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