Pensioner fined for damp home

LAST UPDATED: 13 Jul, 2009 @ 17:31
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A VULNERABLE Ronda pensioner has been fined for keeping a damp house.

Leonor Francés is recovering from two cancer operations but the council still hit her with a 300 euro penalty – the same as her monthly pension.

The home suffers from severe dampness leading to the growth of mushrooms and the spread of a strong odour.

“I live with two relatives in my house, I am also ill and I don’t have an income to pay this. I have to eat,” said a tearful Sñr Francés.

She pleaded for the council to withdraw the fine and explained that, with help, she was more than willing to clean up.

The penalty will increase by an extra 300 euros every 15 days the problem persists.

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