Dog owners hit with fines

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Three Scarborough pet owners were hauled before court and fined for dog fouling offences following a council investigation.

Magistrates found Kris Lee Cyrus, of Stanley Street, guilty of failing to pick up dog mess when in charge of a dog in William Street car park in Scarborough on January 3.

Andrew Hutton of Londesborough Road, was found guilty of the same offence in Weaponness Valley car park on October 16 last year. Both men were fined £200, ordered to pay costs of £120 and a £20 victim surcharge.

Peter Charles Whitehead, of Grosvenor Crescent, pleaded guilty to the same offence in Grosvenor Crescent gardens on December 19. He was fined £55, ordered to pay costs of £100 and a £20 victim surcharge.

Graham Hibberd, Scarborough Council’s senior dog warden, said: “The dog warden service is committed to investigating all cases relating to dog offences and will continue to vigorously enforce dog control legislation to ensure that the whole borough is a clean and safe place. It comes after the launch of The Scarborough News ‘Barking Back’ campaign, aimed at the minority of dog owners who allow their pets to foul on Scarborough’s streets without cleaning up.

To report incidents email dog.warden@scarborough.gov.uk or call 01723 232323.