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Woman fined after letting her dog make a mess in shop doorways

PUBLISHED: 06:13 14 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:22 14 December 2017

A woman was caught on CCTV failing to clear up after her dog had fouled on two occasions in Great Yarmouth. Photo: GYBC

A woman was caught on CCTV failing to clear up after her dog had fouled on two occasions in Great Yarmouth. Photo: GYBC

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These images show a women brazenly letting her dog make a mess in shop doorways.

A woman was caught on CCTV failing to clear up after her dog had fouled on two occasions in Great Yarmouth. Photo: GYBCA woman was caught on CCTV failing to clear up after her dog had fouled on two occasions in Great Yarmouth. Photo: GYBC

Now her actions have cost her £340 after Great Yarmouth Borough Council took her to court.

On April 28 this year a woman, now known to be Janette Wise, 53, of Victoria Road, Great Yarmouth, was caught on CCTV failing to clear up after her dog.

She let her pooch foul on two occasions: once on the footpath on Deneside, and again along Regent Road, both outside shops.

The case was proved in her absence at Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court. She was fined £80 for each offence, and told to pay £150 costs plus a £30 victim surcharge.

Chairman of the environment committee Carl Smith said dog-fouling is a crime that happens across the country, but in Great Yarmouth the council was working proactively to tackle that minority of dog-owners who pollute the environment for everyone.

He added: “We know that the public supports this approach, which helps to ensure our special public spaces are as clean as possible, and we know that the vast majority of dog owners always pick up their dog’s mess, bag it and bin it.

“Our rangers are hugely successful in securing prosecutions and, as this case shows, will use evidence provided to help secure a prosecution, so please do continue providing your valuable tip-offs for them to follow-up.”

He said the borough council’s environmental rangers continue to appeal to residents to report any dog owners seen breaking the law, so they can investigate and prosecute.

One of the borough council’s priorities is to support people who want to contribute to enhancing the borough, and to challenge people and their behaviour when they disrupt others’ quality of life.

Anyone who witnesses an environmental crime in the borough or has information that may help to identify an offender should contact the environmental rangers.

They are asked to provide as much information as possible, such as the location and time of the offence, description of the offender(s) and dog, and the registration number of any vehicle involved.

The quickest way to report is to download the Report IT GY App, or you can call 01493 846478.

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