Magistrates fined a 29 year old man from Kidderminster £100.00 after he failed to clean up after his dog.
Joel Morris of Biset Avenue, Kidderminster failed to attend Kidderminster Magistrates Court on Friday 3 July 2015. In his absence, Magistrates found him guilty of failing to remove his dog’s faeces from the junction of Somerleyton Avenue and Coronation Way, Kidderminster.
Nina Dorrell, prosecuting for Wyre Forest District Council, told the magistrates how on 10 November 2014 Joel Morris was walking his dog when the dog fouled at the junction of Somerleyton Avenue and Coronation Way.
The fouling was observed by a member of public who further witnessed Mr Morris rummaging through his pockets, whilst looking around, and then leaving without picking up his dog’s excrement.
Magistrates fined Joel Morris £100.00. He was further ordered to pay £20.00 victim surcharge and costs of £396.36.
Councillor Ian Hardiman, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Operational Services said:
“This is the second successful prosecution of dog fouling we have had this year. We are committed to keeping the district safe, clean and looking good and hope this reminds dog owners how important it is to clear up and dispose of their dog’s mess appropriately.”
Wyre Forest District Council has a dedicated phone line for reporting dog fouling - 01562 732528. Incidents can also be reported using an automatic link in the dog fouling section of the Council’s website at www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk.