Gruntfuttock here (Messrs Sue, Grabbit & Runne)
Our client's defence will, in the first instance, consist of the following
1. The fixed-penalty notice informed him: "Domestic refuse from your property was dumped into a street litter bin."
The letters were handed to our client on the public higheway and at no time entered within the bounds of his house - ergo, the letters may NOT be classified as household waste
2. Our client regards the letters in question as highly informative and necessary but not, at this time required - ergo, the letters may not be referred to as 'junk mail' or rubbish
3. Our client will in any event plead diminished responsibility for clearly he is bonkers for believing rubbish bins are for rubbish.
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council chief executive Steve Atkinson has yet to confirm as to whether or not council workers are tasked with searching bins for evidence of domestic refuse.
In the event they are then we shall of course be on the next bus to Brussels or wherever to The Court of Human Rights in order to rubbish Herr Atkinson's attempts to disguise his venal policies as a joke at the expense of our innocent young, boyish client ...