Lincoln dog owner fined £70 for not cleaning up dog mess

A Lincoln dog owner has been fined £70 after consistently failing to clean up after his pet.

Matthew Purdey of St Andrew’s Street in Lincoln pleaded guilty to one count of breaching an order under the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949, which stated he must clean up the waste from his dog which was accumulating around his property.

Purdey, 25, was also ordered to pay £110 in costs after a prosecution was brought before magistrates by the City of Lincoln Council’s public protection and anti-social behaviour team.

The mess found within Purdey's garden.

The mess found within Purdey’s garden.

Sam Barstow, Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour Service Manager, said: “With a case like this we have to take action in the interest of public safety and because of the nuisance being caused to the neighbouring properties.

“Dog fouling is not something that we will tolerate, whether in someone’s private garden or in public.

“People who cause problems for their neighbours and communities will be tackled.”

This is the latest prosecution success brought by the team, who recently secured a £1,000 from a woman who failed to clear up after her two dogs, and the execution of a warrant to remove noisy electrical equipment from a house.

The City of Lincoln Council’s dedicated Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour team are on hand to tackle a range of issues which blight the lives of their communities.

Should you have any issues you think they could help with, call 01522 873431 or email