Why don’t these wardens just strap torches to their heads?

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On the theme of dogs, I read with much laughter that some dog wardens in Lancashire are being issued with night vision goggles.

It’s so they can lurk in the dark and catch nefarious owners who let their beasts foul public areas and then don’t clean up after them.

Now I’m all for getting people to clear away dog mess. I well remember the perils of growing up in the 1970s when poop littered the footpaths. As I’ve got older, I’ve become less and less tolerant of such inconsiderate behaviour.

But there’s something suspect about operatives lying in wait at night equipped like the SAS on covert operations.

Isn’t it just a tiny bit over the top? Why don’t they just strap torches to their heads?