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Sampson mother 'dumped fan mail'

George Sampson
George won an award at the Digital Spy reality TV awards.

The mother of street dancing star George Sampson was wanted by police after allegedly dumping 15 bags of her son's fan mail.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Lesley Sampson after she failed to appear before Warrington magistrates accused of fly-tipping.

She has since been in touch with the authorities to arrange a new date.

George Sampson won Britain's Got Talent in 2008 and has just signed to perform with Diversity, this year's winner.

It is alleged his mother dumped the bags of letters from fans outside her home in Lyster Avenue.

A court spokesman said: "We sent a summons letter to both of her listed addresses, one in London and one in Warrington.

She has since been in contact and a new date for appearance is to be arranged
Warrington Borough Council spokesperson

"She did not turn up for the hearing so the police have been informed."

Warrington Borough Council said the incident was reported to the environmental enforcement team earlier in 2009.

"Following an investigation by one of our officers, evidence was retrieved and a prosecution followed under Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990," a spokesperson said.

"A local lady was subsequently summoned to appear before Warrington magistrates last week but failed to attend and the court therefore issued a warrant for her arrest.

"She has since been in contact and a new date for appearance is to be arranged."

In April, 15-year-old George won the favourite reality contestant award at the Digital Spy reality TV awards.

Since his success last year, he has performed in the West End in the street dance show, Into The Hoods.

He has danced at film premieres and has a huge fan following.



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