East Riding dog owner falls foul of the law

A dog owner who ignored a fixed penalty notice for failing to clean up after his pet, has been ordered to pay almost £300 by a court.

Steve O’Neill, of Travis Road, Cottingham, appeared before Beverley Magistrates Court on Wednesday, 3 August where he admitted to one charge of failing to clean up after his dog had fouled, contrary to the Fouling of Land by Dogs (East Riding of Yorkshire) Order 2009.

The court heard how O’Neill was caught allowing his Staffordshire bull terrier to foul on a grass verge at the Parkway junction with Burton Road, Cottingham on 15 April 2016.

O’Neill was issued with a £75 fixed penalty notice which was not paid therefore summonsed to appear at court.

He was fined £100 and ordered to pay costs of £169 and a victim surcharge of £30.

David Howliston, environmental control manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “This case shows how seriously we take those who fail to pay their fixed penalty fines.

“Ignoring fixed penalty notices will not go unchallenged and we will continue to prosecute people to fail to clean up and fail to pay up.”

Anyone who has information about dog fouling should contact the council’s dog wardens on (01482) 396301 or email

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