Exmouth dog owners face fines

PUBLISHED: 15:00 03 December 2011

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The police are warning Exmouth dog owners to pick up after their pets - or face a fine if caught. Officers will incrase patrols to catch culprits.

Responsible dog owners in Brixington are waging a war against those letting their pets foul on grass near Bankside and Marley Road.

The police said dog owners living in Brixington have been cleaning up after others’ pets in a bid to crackdown on unwanted fouling.

Police Community Support Officer Chris Ball said the police were increasing patrols in the area in an attempt to catch the repeat offenders.

The officer said those failing to clean up after their pets faced a ‘hefty’ fine, if caught.

PCSO Ball said dog owners living in Bankside had been selflessly cleaning up dog muck left behind by irresponsible owners.

The officer said the problem was increasing, and had now got so bad, the Bankside residents were no longer able to keep the area clear.

PCSO Ball said the escalating dog fouling issues had been occurring for several months.

He said: “Dogs have been fouling the grass area that divides Bankside and Marley Road along the stretch of grass and wooded area that runs alongside the brook.

“It has been reported that dog walkers are not picking up after their dogs.

“Bankside residents have been trying to keep the area clean but now it’s just gone beyond a joke.

“Local residents have concerns about the amount of dog mess that is being left behind here by irresponsible owners.

“The police will be monitoring the area with a view to catching the perpetrators.”

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