Kym Marsh: Actress summoned to court for fly-tipping Coronation Street scripts at side of road

Kym Marsh is 'summoned to court after Coronation Street scripts found dumped at side of road'Kym was 'horrified' and 'very angry' after finding out her rubbish had been dumped

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14:32 GMT, 14 July 2012

Bad girl: Kym Marsh has been accused of fly-tipping rubbish bags

Bad girl: Kym Marsh has been accused of fly-tipping rubbish bags

Coronation Street star Kym Marsh is to appear in court accused of allowing rubbish to be dumped after her soap scripts were allegedly found in bags at the side of the road.

The 36-year-old, who plays Michelle Connor in the soap, claims she is the innocent victim of a scam after a man offered to remove the rubbish, which had piled-up at her home during renovation work.

The mother-of-three is facing prosecution under environmental protection laws after bags were found by a road in Worsley, Greater Manchester, close to the home she shares with her fiance, the actor Jamie Lomas.

It's understood the rubbish included
bags of rubble and Coronation Street scripts, which council officials
traced back to the actress.

Kym has allegedly been summonsed to appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court later this month.

If found guilty of any offences she could be fined.

Kym claims a man in a high-visibility jacket called at the couple's home and offered to remove the rubbish for 60.

A
spokesperson for the star told the Manchester Evening News: 'Kym paid
someone in good faith to remove the rubbish which had accumulated as a
result of work at the house.

'She
didn't think any more of it until she heard from Salford council, who
wanted to speak to her about rubbish dumped on the roadside.

The victim: The Coronation Street star denied the offence and blamed a man for the error

The victim: The Coronation Street star denied the offence and blamed a man for the error

'She
immediately went straight to the council and explained what had
happened and was told that if she didn't hear anything within six weeks
that would be the end of it.

'This is the first she knew about the summons.'

The spokesperson added that Kym had felt 'horrified' and 'very angry' after finding out the rubbish had been dumped.

Kym, 36, reportedly plans to marry Hollyoaks star Jamie, 37, at plush Nunsmere Hall Hotel, in Cheshire, in September.