Woman fined for Labrador’s mess

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A Chorley woman has been fined after failing to clean up after her black Labrador dog.

Janet Dyke, of Chapel Street, Brinscall, was fined £75 and ordered to pay £50 costs and £15 victim surcharge when she appeared at Leyland Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

The 52-year-old pleaded guilty to the charge.

It related to an incident on February 17 when a neighbourhood officer witnessed her allowing her dog to foul land in front of rented council stables on Lodge Bank, Brinscall.

The Labrador was one of three dogs Mrs Dyke released from her car and allowed to roam unsupervised along the stone-chipped footpath and verges next to the fishing lodge as she went into the stables.

Mrs Dyke was issued with a fixed penalty notice, but failed to pay it.

She stated at court that she maintains the land she rents from the council, has installed a no-fouling sign and sometimes cleans up after other people’s dogs.