Newton man faces £1,260 dog fouling bill

A Newton man has been ordered to pay over £1,200 after failing to clean up after his dog fouled in a public area.

The man denied three charges when he appeared before St Helens Magistrates on Friday (1 August).

However magistrates found him guilty of not cleaning up after his dog when it was out roaming on land near Wharf Road in December 2013, allowing his dog on a highway without an identification tag on its collar - and providing false or misleading information to an authorised officer. 

He was fined £600 for the fouling offence and ordered to pay £600 costs and a victim surcharge of £60.

St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Neighbourhoods, Councillor Seve Gomez-Aspron said: “Our dog wardens will continue to enforce the law with regard to dog fouling.

“The vast majority of dog owners are responsible, caring people but this case shows what can happen to those who aren’t.”

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