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Shap man picks up a fine for not picking up after dog

Eden District Council can report that a prosecution case for failing to pick up after a dog had fouled has been successful.

Mr Sean Borrowdale, of Shap, was caught on CCTV footage last August failing to pick up after his dog fouled on the pavement on Duke Street in Penrith.

After failing to pay the £75 Fixed Penalty Notice, Mr Borrowdale was prosecuted by Eden District Council’s Community Wardens and Legal Services team. The footage clearly showed Mr Borrowdale holding the lead of the dog, watching it foul but then walking away after making no attempt to remove the waste. Upon his absence at Carlisle Magistrates Court in late February 2019, Mr Borrowdale was fined £220 with a further £30 victim surcharge and £150 court costs.

Eden District Council’s Deputy Leader and Housing and Health Portfolio Holder,  Councillor Lesley Grisedale, said: “This case clearly demonstrates how Eden’s residents and Council officers feel about people who refuse to pick up after their dog.

“Irresponsible dog ownership will not be tolerated and the Council will always follow up useful information from witnesses. On this occasion CCTV evidence was supplied to the Council officers dealing with the case, however I want to encourage all members of the public to be vigilant and help the Community Wardens identify offenders and come forward as witnesses.”

To report instances of dog fouling please use the forms on the Council’s website www.eden.gov.uk or email: [email protected] or call 01768 817817.

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