Deleting an empty folder

I have an empty folder in the trash which I have been trying to delete using all the various methods that I have been able to find so far. Just using the standard "empty Trash" function under Finder gives the following message, "This operation cannot be completed because the item (and then) "-NNNN over 000FS+ Private Data" is locked. I have checked the permissions - all OK. It does NOT show as being locked. The operating system is OS 10.3.9
Mike Hewitt

Look at these links.
You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash in Mac OS X
Solving Trash Problems
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Download Trash It! v3.6.1 from:
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 Cheers, Tom

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