Wheelie Bins Protester Arrested
Had taken part in Brentford protest outside Council leader's house
One of the participants in a protest about wheelie bins outside the leader of Hounslow Council's home in Brentford last week was arrested this weekend.
Paul Slattery was present when there was an angry confrontation between protestors and Cllr Steve Curran on 19 November. Wheelie bins had been piled up outside the councillor's house by people who were objecting to their imposition across the borough.
The bins piled up outside the house
Two uniformed female policemen knocked on Mr Slattery's door about 1pm on Saturday (21 November), and asked him to confirm his identity and said, "We are arresting you because of an incident in Braemar Road on Thursday evening".
Mr Slattery was arrested and questioned under Section 42A(1) of Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001, for the "offence of harassment etc. of a person in his home"
Mr Slattery was released on bail without charge and is to return to the police station in January. His bail states as a condition that he is not to enter Braemar Road to prevent further offence
Hounslow Council leader Steve Curran has said he cannot comment as it is a police matter.
Many people in Chiswick are against the introduction of wheeled bins and have argued that their homes, particularly terraced houses, are not suitable.
Hounslow Council's rollout, which has already seen 27,000 homes, including Chiswick, receive a wheelie bin collection service, has continued throughout this month and is expected to be completed by March 2016.
November 23, 2015