Portsmouth City Council launches crackdown on dog fouling

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OWNERS of dogs who foul the streets are among the targets of a council crackdown on environmental crime.

Portsmouth City Council will commission a company to issue on-the-spot fines for crimes including dog fouling, graffiti and littering in the street.

Portsmouth City Council has agreed a clampdown on dog fouling

Portsmouth City Council has agreed a clampdown on dog fouling

Council cabinet members approved the plan, which will see enforcement officers from firm 3GS patrolling the streets from May.

Council leader Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson said the crackdown would create cleaner streets in Portsmouth.

He said: ‘It’s not going to cost the taxpayers anything because it should all be paid for by the fines issued by this company to people who are inconsiderate or who allow their dogs to foul and don’t clean up after them.’

The fine for dog fouling, littering and graffiti will be £75.

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