Dog owners who fail to clean up after their animals are being warned their actions could result in hefty fines after a successful prosecution by Trafford Council’s Environmental Improvement Team
Dog owners who fail to clean up after their animals are being warned their actions could result in hefty fines after a successful prosecution by Trafford Council’s Environmental Improvement Team.
Christopher Mathew Krukowski (25), of Rushmere Walk, Old Trafford, was convicted at Trafford Magistrates’ Court on Friday 11 March 2016 in relation to a dog fouling offence in Hullard Park in November 2015.
The court heard how Police Community Support Officers witnessed Mr Krukowski failing to remove his dog’s mess. When offered a bag by the officers he stated that ‘even if he was paid, he would not pick it up’ and walked away informing them to ‘put it on his tab’.
Pleading guilty to the offence, the court issued Mr Krukowski with a £60 fine, costs of £100 and a victim surcharge of £20 – a total penalty of £180. The monies are currently being recovered at a rate of £45 per month.
Executive Member for Environment, Councillor John Reilly, said: “The Council has been promoting the ‘Be Responsible’ message for over 12 months and I’d like to thank the many people who have got the message and are now regularly cleaning up after their pets. Unfortunately there are still a few people who think that it is acceptable to leave dog mess on our parks and streets. Our message to those who don’t comply is simply that we will catch you and we will prosecute those individuals giving responsible dog owners a bad name.”
Dog fouling is a crime – to report an offence, please call 0161 912 2000 or report online
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