CCTV footage lands Lincoln man in court for dog mess

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A Lincoln man has been prosecuted after being caught on CCTV allowing his dog to foul in the street.

Daniel Liberty, of Linton Street, pleaded guilty at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, May 20 of failing to remove the faeces from the pavement.

The court heard CCTV footage was captured on High Street, Lincoln, of Mr Liberty allowing his dog to foul in public view on January 17.

Magistrates gave him a 12 month conditional discharge and he was ordered to pay a £15 victims’ surcharge.

The council imposed a Fixed Penalty Notice of £50 after Mr Liberty made no attempt to clean up after his dog, which was ignored.

Sam Barstow, Service Manager for Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour at City of Lincoln Council, said: “We receive a high number of complaints from members of the public about the issue of dog fouling and, while it can be difficult for us to catch offenders, this demonstrates that where we can secure evidence we are committed to taking action.

“I would encourage dog owners to be responsible and clear up their mess and encourage other to report those that don’t.”

Anyone who experiences problems with dog fouling can call the City of Lincoln Council Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour Team on 01522 873378, or go online.