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Man fined for allowing dog to foul in Colne
3:00pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
A MAN has been fined for allowing his dog to foul in public after being reported to council chiefs by his neighbour.
Stuart Day, of Midgley Street, Colne was fined £320 when he appeared before Reedley Magistrates for an offence on June 13.
Day had been seen repeatedly allowing his dog to foul at the bottom of Midgley Street, but despite repeated requests to pick up the dog’s waste from one of his neighbours, he continued to leave fouling in the street.
After seeing Day yet again fail to pick up after his dog on the morning of June 13, the neighbour contacted Pendle Council’s environmental crime team.
They went out to meet the neighbour who provided a statement.
Day was originally issued with a £75 Fixed Penalty Notice, but after failing to pay he was taken to court.
Coun John David, executive member for environmental services, said: “This individual now has to pay out £320 for failing to heed his neighbour’s warning and face up to his responsibility as a dog owner.
“I would like to pass on the council’s thanks to the neighbour who helped us to prosecute Mr Day by giving a statement.
“Reports like this from residents who witness dog fouling do help us to take action against the minority of dog owners who have no regard for other people and think they are above the dog fouling laws.
“Picking up a dog’s waste is part and parcel of being a dog owner. If you’re not prepared to do that, then you really shouldn’t have a dog.”
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