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Lincoln woman fined £1k for not clearing dog mess

A Lincoln woman was fined over £1,000 for persistently failing to clear dog mess from her back garden.

Kerry Carr, 25, of Monks Road, was found guilty of two counts of statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, after failing to clear up faeces and urine from her two pet dogs.

She chose not to attend Lincoln Magistrates Court on Wednesday, May 15.

She was ordered to pay £500 in fines, compensation of £330, costs of £150 and a £25 victim surcharge fee, after the mess in her garden was deemed to be a nuisance to those living nearby.

Carr was also found guilty of the same offence by magistrates in December 2012.

The prosecution was brought by the City of Lincoln Council, who gave Carr notice to clean up the excrement, which she failed to do.

Sam Barstow, Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour Service Manager for the council, said: “In this case we felt we had to bring this prosecution as the odour had become so bad you could smell it as soon as you pulled into the street.

“This was obviously affecting people living on her street, as well as being a nuisance.

“This case is a great result for us and shows we will take action against those people who are impacting on the lives of their community.”