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Man fined for letting dog foul in Moor Park

Posted on - 11th February, 2012 - 6:18pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Parks, Preston Council

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A serial offender who let his dog foul on Moor Park has been prosecuted by the council for the third time in a year.

Terence Utting has been fined £200 by Preston Magistrates Court after letting his dog relieve itself on 22nd October and not picking it up.

Mr Utting, who lives on Milner Street near the park, was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £185 and a victim surcharge of £15.

Councillor John Swindells, cabinet member for planning and regulation, hailed the conviction.

He said: “We are very pleased with the outcome of this case and it is further proof that the extra resources we have put into tackling this issue are working.

“We are committed to stamping out dog fouling on Preston’s parks as it is something that local people feel really strongly about.

“Dog fouling is extremely unsightly, as well as being dangerous, and we will not tolerate irresponsible owners who do not clean up after their pets.”

Mr Utting was prosecuted twice in 2011 by the council for committing the same offence. He did not attend the hearing at court and was found guilty in his absence.

The maximum fine for dog fouling is £1,000.

Do you think there is a problem with dog fouling in Preston’s parks? Let us know your views in the comments below

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