Three people have been fined by the courts for allowing their dogs to roam the streets unsupervised.
Donna Smith, of Moss Farm, Moss Lane, Farington Moss, Leyland, was fined £75, with £75 costs and £15 victim surcharge, by South Ribble magistrates after being convicted in her absence of allowing a
Pomeranian dog off its lead on the A582 bypass at Penwortham Way on June 6 2012. The court heard a resident kept the dog overnight before returning it to the owner.
John Brown, of Leyton Avenue, Leyland, was convicted in his absence of allowing a Collie cross dog off its lead in Leyton Avenue, near the junction with Wigton Avenue, on July 2 2012. A South Ribble
Council neighbourhood officer who was driving along Leyton Avenue had to brake to avoid the dog after it ran across the road.
The defendant was fined £75, with £75 costs and £15 victim surcharge, by South Ribble magistrates.
Edward Rickwood, aged 42, of Grisedale Place, Chorley, was convicted in his absence of allowing a Staffordshire bull terrier off its lead in Hough Lane, Leyland, on July 10 2012. He was fined £110 and ordered to pay £75 costs and a £15 victim surcharge by South Ribble magistrates.
All three prosecutions were brought by South Ribble Borough Council
Coun Peter Mullineaux, cabinet member with responsibility for neighbourhoods and street scene, said: “We introduced a zero tolerance approach to unsupervised dogs at the request of residents more than two years ago and it’s proving successful.
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