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Monday 26 June 2017

Man bailed after muck spread outside Derby Crown Court

Workers clear up after muck was sprayed on the steps of Derby Crown Court
Workers clear up after muck was sprayed on the steps of Derby Crown Court

A man has been released on bail after muck was dumped on the steps of a court.

Officers received reports of a tractor and muck spreader pulling up outside Derby Crown Court at 7.10am on Tuesday.

Police said a red Massey Ferguson was abandoned on the pavement on Morledge along with a teal spreader, while council workers were seen clearing dirt from the steps throughout the morning.

A note was seen in the window of the tractor's cab which suggested the muck spreading was a protest against a "severely flawed judicial system".

It read: "What a shame!!! What a shame to have to resort to this.

"Today is a personal protest against the severely flawed judicial system that has consistently failed to listen to simple truth and reason.

"Sorry for any inconvenience caused (to the general public)."

Derbyshire Police said a 49-year-old man arrested on suspicion of criminal damage has been bailed while the investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

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