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Great Yarmouth Borough Council prosecutes people for dog fouling and littering offences

Great Yarmouth Borough Council has successfully prosecuted two people for dog fouling and littering offences.

Gary Morris, of Middlegate, Great Yarmouth, was seen allowing his dog to foul the pavement between the Greyfriars Way housing office and the former Ship pub in the town on July 23 last year.

He was interviewed under caution but denied the offence had taken place. He was subsequently sent two letters and failed to respond.

As a result, the council decided to bring a prosecution under the borough's Public Space Protection Order and the case was heard at Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court last week.

Morris was fined £120 and ordered to pay £120 towards costs, a victim surcharge of £48 was also applied.

The council also brought a prosecution against Suzanne Cross after she was captured on CCTV cameras throwing cat litter over the top of Scratby cliffs at Rottenstone Lane on October 4 last year.

Interviewed under caution, Cross admitted the offence and said she didn't like the smell of cat litter in her wheelie bin.

She failed to pay a fixed penalty notice and was subsequently prosecuted for littering under Section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Cross, of Beach Road, Scratby, was convicted in her absence at a hearing last week at Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court. She was fined £120 and ordered to pay costs of £120. A victim surcharge of £48 was also applied.

A spokesperson for Great Yarmouth Borough Council said: ''When we receive reports of littering we will always take action to deal with it where we can. And, given the health risks associated with dog fouling, the council will prosecute offenders whenever possible.

''Littering, fly-tipping and dog fouling impacts the lives of our residents and we would urge people to report problems to us by calling the Environmental Health team on 01493 846478 or by emailing or by reporting incidents online on the Love Clean Streets app.''

Last modified on 03 May 2024

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