A Lichfield man had been fined after failing to clean up his dog’s mess.
After pleading guilty to a dog fouling offence at Stafford Magistrates’ Court, 65-year-old Peter Forrester, of Richmond Drive, was ordered to pay a fine and court costs.
The court heard how council officers saw Forrester failing to remove his dog’s mess in Darnford Park last November.
Lichfield District Council started court proceedings after Forrester failed to pay the £80 fixed penalty notice that he had been issued with following the incident.
The court fined him £80, ordered him to pay court costs of £500, and a victim surcharge of £20 – a total financial penalty of £600.
Councillor Colin Greatorex said: “We know that keeping our streets and parks free of litter and dogs’ mess is extremely important to our residents and visitors.
“This case should remind all dog walkers that failing to clean up after your dog is an offence, and one that we take very seriously.”