Fine for dog faeces

Dog poo in a garden in Boston. The woman who lives there was fined after failing to comply with an abatement notice from Boston Borough Council.
Dog poo in a garden in Boston. The woman who lives there was fined after failing to comply with an abatement notice from Boston Borough Council.

A WOMAN who allowed her dogs to defecate all over her Boston garden has been hit with a fine after being taken to task by environmental health.

Lynda Mallet, of Hide Close, left her garden covered with dog poo consistently over a two-year period, despite warnings from Boston Borough Council to clean up the mess.

She has now been fined £250 and ordered to pay £365 in costs and victim surcharge after appearing before Boston magistrates on Monday.

The court was told that the council’s environmental health department first received complaints about smells and the condition of the garden (pictured above) in October 2009. After officers visited Mrs Mallet and wrote to her several times the situation temporarily improved, but deteriorated once again before she was issued with an abatement notice ordering daily removal of the faeces from her two dogs last March.

She was found to have breached the abatement notice in December and again in January.

Mrs Mallett failed to appear at court on Monday but was found guilty of two counts of failing to comply with an abatement notice on December 20 and January 5 in her absence.