Derby

Man charged over Derby Crown Court tractor muck spread

Tractor dumps muck outside Derby Crown Court
Image caption A tractor was seen depositing the dirt outside the building on 17 January

A man has been charged with criminal damage after several tonnes of muck was spread across the steps of Derby Crown Court.

A tractor was seen depositing the dirt outside the building, in Morledge, Derbyshire, at 07:10 GMT on 17 January.

Charles Hirons, 49, of Nottingham Road, Draycott, was later arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

He is due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court on 5 April.

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