A pensioner has appeared in court over a wheelie bin protest outside the home of Hounslow 's council leader.
Paul Slattery appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on Monday (April 25), where he denied one count of harassment of a person in their own home.
The 65-year-old music photographer, of Lateward Road, Brentford , was remanded on bail to appear at the court on May 27.
He was charged with the offence in March this year - three months after demonstrators had blockaded council leader Steve Curran's Brentford home with unwanted wheelie bins last November.
Cllr Curran said at the time he felt he had no option but to call police as he was "being harassed and felt threatened".
But Mr Slattery has accused the council leader of abusing his power by "overreacting" to what he said was a "humorous protest".
The leader has also been accused of hypocrisy after it emerged he had been pictured in a similar protest outside the home of a political rival in 2013.
The protest followed the roll-out of wheelie bins to all houses in the borough last year.