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Preston woman who let dog roam the city streets and foul is fined

Posted on - 4th May, 2015 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, University

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A woman who let her dog foul in the University area of the city has been fined.

Jane Hall of Harcourt Street, Preston, let her brindle bull mastiff cross-breed roam the streets and foul on a grassed area.

Dog wardens from Preston City Council put the dog on a lead during the incident, and when they did Miss Hall came out of a nearby property and made herself known to the warden.

She was informed of the dog fouling offence and given an opportunity to pay an £80 fixed penalty ticket.

Miss Hall failed to pay the penalty notice and was taken to court.

She failed to attend Preston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 22 April and was found guilty in her absence of failing to remove dog fouling immediately.

She was fined £200 for failing to remove the dog fouling, ordered to pay £330 of prosecution costs and £20 victim surcharge.

Chief environmental health officer, Craig Sharp, said: “Roaming dogs contribute to the problem of dog fouling and can also cause road traffic accidents or other problems.

“Owners have a responsibility to remain in control of their dogs at all times and the vast majority of dog owners do take their responsibilities seriously. The Council tries to encourage responsible dog ownership by educational means, but where individuals have disregard for the law then we will take robust enforcement action on behalf of the local community.”

Anyone wanting to report dog fouling can do so via the city council website.

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