Posted: Mon 14th Nov 2011

Wrexham Council Fines Man £1,000 For Dog Fouling for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Monday, Nov 14th, 2011

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A man from Ruabon has been fined almost £1,000 by Wrexham Council for two dog fouling offences and providing false information to officers.

37 year old Richard Paul Brereton of Ruabon was originally issued with a £75 fixed penalty for a dog fouling incident witnessed by an Environmental Enforcement Officer from Wrexham Councils Housing and Public Protection Department.

Mr Brereton gave the officer a false name but was witnessed again failing to pick up dog waste two weeks later and issued with another fixed penalty notice.

When neither fixed penalty was paid Mr Brereton was prosecuted for the two dog fouling incidents and for providing false details with fines and costs awarded totalling £982.

The authority has said that it is sending out a strong message to dog owners that they will face a hefty fine if they don’t clean up dog waste.

Cllr David Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport said:

“The majority of dog owners in Wrexham are responsible and comply with the law by removing their dog’s waste.

“This case demonstrates our commitment to identifying offenders and following cases through to court where appropriate.

“The amount of the fine will send a clear message to others that dog fouling is a serious matter.”

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