An Englishwoman's Garden isn't her Castle
A woman faces a jail term for refusing to clean up her garden.
Helen Abbott, 46, from Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, was taken to court by the New Charter Housing Trust Group which manages her home.
The housing association says the amount of piled-up rubbish in the garden is "disrespectful" to her neighbours.
Ms Abbott failed to turn up to the court case but was sentenced to 14 days in jail.
Ian Munro, from the New Charter Housing Group, said: "We have someone here who has been disrespectful to the neighbours and as a consequence is causing problems because neighbours like to be proud of where they live."
Going to Jail for being disrespectful and doing what you want to in your own garden? A Free Country?