Bodies in bins

Bodies in bins are a huge problem for waste collection services, since a vagrant or drunk crawling into an unlocked Eurocart can become a fatality when the cart is uplifted to a collection/compactor vehicle.

Less of a problem in teh clinical waste sector, though bulk waste carts are not always locked and I’ve known of at least one clinical waste contractor who drove box vans of loose clinical waste sacks from west London to Cheshire and was quite happy if the drivers climbed into the back to sleep on top of the sacks!

But now a new twist of bodies in bins. The Old Bailey heard today how a woman killed her boyfriend and kept his body in a wheelie bin in her bedroom for 11 days. Karen Otmani, 42, had been talking about getting rid of her on-off lover Shaun Corey and some time after 4 June last year, when he was last seen alive, it is alleged that Ms Otmani murdered him. Together with Bernard Beddoe she denies murder. Mr Beddoe also denies an alternative charge of assisting Ms Otmani knowing she had killed Mr Corey.

When police found Mr Corey, his body was so decomposed they could not say how he died, the court heard.

“Shaun Corey died at the hands of these two defendants,” prosecutors claim. “His body was found during a search of Karen Otmani’s bedroom.

“It was hidden inside of a large green wheelie bin.”

The trial continues.


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