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Dog owner caught on CCTV

Published: 11/03/2016
Dog Fouling

A Lincoln man has been prosecuted after allowing his dog to foul in the street.

Daniel Liberty, of Linton Street, pleaded guilty at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, May 20 of failing to remove the faeces from the pavement.

The court heard CCTV footage was captured in High Street, Lincoln, of Mr Liberty allowing his dog to foul in public view on January 17.

Magistrates gave him a 12 month conditional discharge and he was ordered to pay a £15 victims’ surcharge.

Sam Barstow, Service Manager for Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour at City of Lincoln Council, said: “We receive a high number of complaints from members of the public about the issue of dog fouling and, while it can be difficult for us to catch offenders, this demonstrates that where we can secure evidence we are committed to taking action.

“I would encourage dog owners to be responsible and clear up their mess and encourage others to report those that don’t.”

The council imposed a Fixed Penalty Notice of £50 after Mr Liberty made no attempt to clean up after his dog, which was ignored.

Anyone who experiences problems with dog fouling can contact the Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour Team on 01522 873378, or online at www.lincoln.gov.uk

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