Hull City Council has successfully prosecuted a Hull man for failing to clean up after a dog in his care.

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  • Council: Hull City Council
  • Fine: £200
  • Costs: £150
  • Total: £350

Martin Dunn, 60 of Amy Johnson Court, Hull failed to attend Hull Magistrates Court on 14 March and was found guilty of committing the offences under Section 3 of the Dogs (Fouling of land) Act 1996.

He was ordered to pay a £200 fine, £150 costs and £20 victim surcharge, totalling £370.

Dunn was originally handed a Fixed Penalty Notice of £50 for committing the offence and requested to pay in two monthly instalment of £25 which was accepted by Hull City Council.

Following this, Dunn failed to make any payments and despite a number of letters being sent to him, also failed to contact the council following the arrangement being put in place.

Councillor John Hewitt, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said:

“Dog owners who fail to clean up their pets are making their local neighbourhoods unpleasant for all. I hope this prosecution serves as a reminder to dog owners the importance of picking up and disposing of their dog’s mess.”

If residents are experiencing problems with dog fouling in their area, can help to identify those responsible, or know when it is frequently taking place, they are encouraged to report it to the council.