A WOMAN from Barnoldswick has been ordered to pay over £600 for not cleaning up after her dog.

Heather Sharples, 43, of Wellhouse Road, was fined £525 plus £75 costs and a £15 victim surcharge at Reedley Magistrates Court.

PCSO Neil Wallin witnessed Sharples’ dog foul on land next to the park entrance in Valley Road on September 27 last year and then watched the dog return to Ms Sharples’ house.

PCSO Wallin reported the matter to Pendle Council.

Sharples was issued with a £75 fixed penalty notice but didn’t pay it and, as a result, ended up before the court.

Coun James Starkie said: “This case is an excellent example of the council and police working together.

“This woman has behaved very irresponsibly, not just for allowing her dog to foul but for letting it out on its own.”