£1250 fine for barking dog

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A local resident who failed to prevent his dog from barking has been fined by Leicester Magistrates’ Court.

Eric Davies, 43, of Countesthorpe was living at Forest Road, Narborough, when a total of 18 residents made complaints to the Council about the barking of his dog last year. Blaby District Council served Mr Davies with a noise abatement notice in February 2017, with breaches of the notice witnessed by Environmental Health officers between 19 May and 17 August 2017.

He pleded guilty to five charges of failing to comply with the abatement notice in court and was given a £576 fine, with £620 costs and a £57 victim surcharge.

No alternative

Cllr. Hewson

Speaking about the matter, Blaby District Councillor Iain Hewson, Portfolio Holder for Health Improvement, Leisure & Regulatory Services, said:

“Our Environmental Health officers tried many times to ensure that Mr Davies’ dog was no longer posing a noise problem to residents.

“Unfortunately despite the work we were left with no alternative but to seek this course of action.

“We work hard to prevent unnecessary and nuisance noise for district residents and would encourage anyone experiencing a similar problem to report it to us so our team can investigate.”

Anyone with concerns about unwanted noise in their area can visit www.blaby.gov.uk/noise or call 0116 275 0555 for more information.

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