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Woman fined after dog fouled on her street

A New Mills woman has been fined £220 after she failed to pick up after her dog which fouled on the street where she lives.

Mrs Yvonne Witts, 51, of Laneside Road, New Mills pleaded guilty to the offence when she appeared before magistrates at Derby Justice Centre. The court also imposed costs of £150 and a victim surcharge on £30.

High Peak Borough Council brought the prosecution after household CCTV footage captured the incident which happened on 3 May this year on Laneside Road. During an interview under caution Mrs Witts admitted the offence.

Councillor Julie McCabe, Executive Councillor for Communities, said: "Not cleaning up after your dog is not just anti-social - it can have serious health consequences. There is no excuse for it which is why the Council will always seek to take action against people who fail to pick up.

"We all want to be able to walk on our streets and in our public places without encountering dog fouling. Those that don't clean up are in the minority and I would urge all dog owners to carry bags with them and pick up after their pets every time."