North Wales Weekly News - - FRONT PAGE -

A LAND­LORD has been or­dered by mag­is­trates to pay thou­sands of pounds after one of his empty flats be­came so dis­gust­ing that neigh­bours com­plained of the smell.

Pub­lic health work­ers who went to in­ves­ti­gate th base­ment flat on Aberg Road in Col­wyn Bay f hu­man waste, 70 hy­po­derm dles and a kitchen full o food.

On Tues­day, Llan­dudno mag­is­trates or­dered Brent Bur­ton, of Church View, Lud­ham, Nor­folk, to pay £3,147 clean­ing costs, £200 for fail­ing to com­ply with a pre­vi­ous pub­lic health or­der, and £315 of other costs.

Pros­e­cu­tor Ju­lia Long­worth said Bur­ton was the flat’s owner but had told the coun­cil it was be­ing re­pos­sessed.

The coun­cil re­ceived a com­plaint in June last year about a bad smell - de­scribed “as if some­one had died” - com­ing from the board­edup flat. A neigh­bour­ing business was also said to have been af­fected by the smell.

Five con­trac­tors had to clean the flat - in­clud­ing a sep­tic tank firm which re­moved three inches of stag­nant wa­ter from the bath - and three skips were filled by lo­cal

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