Lancaster man fined for dog fouling offence

A Lancaster man has been ordered to pay a total of £755.35 after being found guilty of failing to pick up after his dog after it fouled in a public place.

Malcolm Crompton, of Salisbury Road in Lancaster, was witnessed by a dog warden employed by Lancaster City Council committing the offence on St George’s Quay.

He was issued with a fixed penalty notice of £80 but failed to pay, so was taken to court.
 
Crompton failed to attend the hearing and was ordered to pay a fine of £220, prosecution costs of £503.35 and a victim surcharge of £30.

Coun Dave Brookes, Cabinet member with responsibility for the environment, said: “Keeping our district clean is everyone’s responsibility. The minority of irresponsible dog owners who refuse to clean up after their dogs not only make life unpleasant for everyone else but also cost the council thousands of pounds every year in dog wardens' time. We’d rather not have to fine people or take them to court to get this message across, but where necessary we are willing to do so.”

Last updated: 14 October 2019