Officers launch crackdown at dog fouling hotspot

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A CLAMPDOWN has begun against dog fouling.

Winchester City Council’s animal welfare team is now asking for the public’s help to tackle offences in Denmead.

Bere Road and surrounding areas have become a hotspot for dog fouling in recent months and animal welfare officers, Dave Griffiths and May Carrington, have been trying to track down the owners who are responsible.

Thanks to the help and vigilance of local residents, an offence was witnessed and a fine was served on a person who is thought to be a regular offender.

Mr Griffiths said: ‘We carry out regular patrols throughout the district, but we are unlikely to witness an offence. That is why we rely on the help of the public.

‘Anyone who witnesses someone failing to clean up after their dog in a public place should make a note of the time, date, place and a description of the dog and owner.’