07 August 2012
A man from Cefn Fforest has been ordered to pay a total of £225, after allowing his dog to foul in a public place.
Chris Turley of Pencoed Avenue, Cefn Fforest was found guilty and fined for the dog fouling offence, which occurred at Bedwellty Road Sports Ground on Valentine's Day, February 14th 2012.
The defendant failed to attend the prosecution hearing at Abergavenny Magistrates Court on 30th July 2012; therefore the case was proven in his absence.
Mr Turley was ordered to pay a £125 fine together with prosecution costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £15.
Cllr David Poole, Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services said, "There is no excuse for allowing a dog to foul in public and failing to pick it up. Although the majority of dog owners act responsibly, a small minority are threatening the cleanliness and safety of our streets and playing fields. It is against the law and we simply will not tolerate this type of behaviour".
He continued, "Valentine's Day tends to be an expensive day for many people, however this year has proven to be extremely unromantic and costly for this individual. This offence cost Mr Turley a total of £225, which is a lot of money for something which could so easily have been avoided."
To report dog fouling or other environmental concerns in Caerphilly county borough, please call Caerphilly StreetPride on 01443 866 566 or visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/streetpride
To see those individuals and businesses we have prosecuted recently go to www.caerphilly.gov.uk/prosecutions.
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