Dog owner fined
£200 for fouling Apex
Park in Highbridge
Highbridge resident has been fined £200 for failing to clean
up after his dog when it fouled a grassy area in Highbridge's
man has been prosecuted after work by Sedgemoor District Council's
Environmental Protection Unit.
spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
incident required the police to be called as the man refused to
identify himself to Sedgemoor District Councils Dog Warden
after the offence was committed."
The man represented himself in court before Sedgemoor Magistrates
and pleaded not guilty to the offence, maintaining that it was
not his dog that had fouled the area.
Faun added: "However, compelling evidence explained to the
court from the dog warden proved that it was the man's dog that
was responsible for the offence. He was found guilty and given
a conditional discharge and ordered to pay £200 costs to
Sedgemoor District Council."
"Sedgemoor District Council has a zero tolerance on dog fouling
and any persons caught failing to remove their dog faeces from
a public place will be challenged, resulting in a fine or prosecution."
added that the incident occurred last September but has only recently
gone to court.