15 Jul, 2009 @ 00:00
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Pensioner fined for damp home

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.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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1 Comment

  1. they should hold their heads in shame how about fining every mayor and their councills for all the pain and suffering they have caused to people who have had their lives ruined by corruption

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