As Mr Hardy might have said to Mr Laurel: That’s another (£75) fine mess you’ve got me into...

15:53 03 February 2014

An overflowing dog waste bin in Beresford Road, Ely.

An overflowing dog waste bin in Beresford Road, Ely.

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A dog owner has been caught red handed letting his pet out onto a busy street to “do its business” before calling him back inside

Council officials won’t reveal how often they suspect the man has done it but they hope it will be his last after he was spotted by one of their enforcement officers.

The official was in Eastwood Avenue, March, when he spotted the offence being committed and immediately slapped a £75 fixed penalty notice on the home owner.

It was the first ‘poo related’ fine since the fixed penalty notices were introduced in October 2012 to target anyone caught breaking dog control orders.

A spokesman for Fenland Council said: “Our enforcement officer was on hand to witness the man open his front door to let his dog out and allow it to do its business in the road outside his property before calling it back in.

“The man was served his penalty notice on the spot.”

News of the fine has been welcomed by contributors to a March based community Facebook page.

“I’d wish he could be named and shamed,” wrote one contributor.

Another suggested the dog mess “should be put back through his letter box”.

One other contributor wrote “ ha ha ha ha ha ha …serves him right”.

Another thought it “great news, I watch a guy walk two dogs several times a day and he doesn’t pick up their mess. I wish the council could catch offenders on the Sconce”.

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