Dr Michael Sheil, a doctor who runs the Wells Medical Centre on London Road in Tunbridge Wells was taken to court by the borough council for throwing personal patient details into his neighbour’s bin.

The court heard how the names and telephone phone numbers of 11 patients had been found by a council officer in a black plastic bag.

The doctor was found guilty of failure in duty to transfer commercial waste to an authorised waste carrier and guilty of failure to comply with the duty to furnish waste documents.

Dr Sheill was fined £100 and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £11,280.

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