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Wirral 'council tax rebel' is declared bankrupt

A "council tax rebel" who tried to have a judge arrested during a court hearing has been declared bankrupt.

Roger Hayes, a member of the anti-establishment British Constitution Group, was £2,061 in arrears after claiming council tax was "illegal".

At an earlier hearing, a judge ordered him to pay the debt. His supporters then tried to make a citizen's arrest.

A High Court judge, sitting as the county court at Liverpool Crown Court, ordered the bankruptcy order made.

Wirral Borough Council will now recover the debt and the costs of the proceedings, the council said.

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