A town councillor has apologised after his dog pooed on a family’s doorstep.
Louth Town Councillor Malcolm Lamb was captured on a video doorbell not cleaning up the mess that had been left behind.
He says he couldn’t believe his eyes when he was confronted by the video evidence.
Councillor Lamb admits that there is a problem with irresponsible dog owners in the area, and never thought he would be one himself.
The video shows the councillor and his dog walk along Gospelgate in Louth last week.
The dog pauses and leaves an unfortunate present under a family’s front window, which the councillor doesn’t clean up.
The family checked the footage and confronted Councillor Lamb, who represents the Priory ward, the next time he walked past.
He has offered the family a full apology, although disputes whether the fouling was number one or number two.
See the video below
“It certainly is a pretty good example of the problem the area has with a small minority of dog owners – I never imagined I would be one of them,” Councillor Lamb said.
“When the home owner confronted me about this I was quite upset – it just couldn’t be me.
“I asked when it occurred and said ‘Yes, that’s the time I usually walk by.’ I asked to see the video and immediately agreed that I was the person in the video.
“I really could not believe what I was seeing.
“So I would certainly like to offer my full apology to the homeowner. I am fully aware that this is a particularly bad problem in that area.
“For the dog owners seeing the video, they would probably recognise from my dog’s behaviour in the video that what they see is my dog wee on a previous dog’s dropping, which is standard behaviour for many dogs.
“Still, no excuse, I should most certainly have cleaned it up. My apologies once more to the home owner.”
The family say they have reported the incident to East Lindsey District Council’s environmental health department.