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Man fined £140 for failing to clear up after his dog

A Hereford man was yesterday (February 23) fined £140 after failing to pay an on-the-spot fine issued when he failed to clear up after his dog.

Anthony David Lewis, 30. of Honeysuckle Close, appeared at Hereford magistrates court under Section 55 of the Clean Neighbourhood and Environmental Act 2005.

He was also ordered to pay costs of £140 and a victim surcharge of £15.

Craig Sandman, team leader for Herefordshire Council’s community protection team, said after the hearing: “If this man had paid the on-the-spot fine of £80, this case would never have come to court and, as a result, he now has to pay nearly £300.

“Dog fouling is one of the major areas we receive complaints about and as a team we work hard to educate people about the nuisance and upset it causes to people and will also take court action if necessary.

“I hope this sentence serves as a lesson to any other dog owners who fail to clear up after their pets,” he added.