Three dog owners given fines for separate offences in parks

Message: Coun Peter Mullineaux

Message: Coun Peter Mullineaux

Three people have been prosecuted for separate dog-related offences in South Ribble.

The dog owners were ordered by the court to pay a combined total of £585 in fines and costs after prosecutions brought by South Ribble Council.

Greg Johnson, of Croston Road, Lostock Hall, was found guilty of allowing his dog into Worden Park play area, which is classed as a dog exclusion zone, earlier this year. He did not attend court and was fined £75, ordered to pay costs of £100 and a £20 victim surcharge.

Lisa Rainford, 32, Shaftesbury Avenue, Penwortham, was convicted in her absence for having a dog off a lead on Priory Lane, Penwortham. She was fined £75 and ordered to pay £100 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

John Pearson, of Ranaldsway, Leyland, was convicted in his absence for allowing a dog off a lead on Slater Lane, Leyland. He was fined £75 and ordered to pay £100 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

South Ribble Council’s cabinet member for neighbourhoods, Coun Peter Mullineaux, said: “We are continuing to work hard across South Ribble to keep our residents safe and to maintain our zero-tolerance approach to dog-related offences. These latest prosecutions should send an important message to the irresponsible minority that they will not get away with flouting the law.”




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