An angry farmer who erected a huge sign branding his 'lawless' village as the 'nastiest in Worcestershire' will go on trial after he refused to remove it.
Carl Powell, 75, put up the 15ft billboard describing the village of Peopleton, near Pershore, as a 'murderous, lawless and godforsaken place' on an old grain dryer at his Stone Arrow Farm.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
He was slapped with a £90 fine earlier this year but refused to pay up and was taken to court charged with a public order offence.
The court heard he caused 'harassment, alarm or distress' to the 640 residents of Peopleton between February 16 and 24 this year.
Carl Powell (pictured), 75, put up the billboard describing the village of Peopleton as a 'murderous, lawless and godforsaken place'
The angry farmer placed the sign on an old grain dryer at his Stone Arrow Farm and was soon slapped with a £90 fine
Mr Powell arrived at Worcester Magistrates' Court on July 1 holding a smaller copy of the original sign along with another claiming his gates had been vandalised.
Representing himself, he told JPs