Can't get rid of old icloud acount

I created an icloud account some years ago but haven't used it in a long long time as I no longer use that email address.  The problem I have is that my shiny new iphone 5c which I registered this afternoon has backed itself up of my previous 3GS info and low and behold this old icloud account has found its way onto my new phone.  I can't rememer the password, I can't recieve any password reset emails to this address and if I go down the security question route it doesn't accept my date of birth!!  I sent an email from my new email address (which I use for my new icloud account) to this old email address of which I recieved in seconds to the old email account definately works.   My question now is how the **** do I get rid of the old icloud account?  I want it off my nice new phone so I can use my new icloud account, off my computer and off this planet!!!  Pleeeeeeeeeease help.

Hello, TONYTONE8. 
Thank you for visiting Apple Support Communities. 
Since you have attempted to reset your old iCloud account password to no avail, I would recommend reaching out to our account security team to assist you with this. 
Apple ID: Contacting Apple for help with Apple ID account security
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5699
Cheers,
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