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.
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.
Police are appealing for information after a vehicle was amongst items stolen during an aggravated burglary in Narborough
The incident took place around 7.30pm on Tuesday 13 December in Forest Road, when three masked men entered the house and demanded the occupants opened the safe.
The suspects made off with property including a white Ford Transit 300 SWB van which was parked on the driveway.
The van was later found abandoned near Hardwicke Lodge Riding School on Forest Road.
A 65-year-old victim sustained minor injuries during the incident.
Extensive enquiries have been conducted into the incident since it was reported, including house-to-house visits and a trawl of local CCTV and police are now calling upon the public’s help to try and identify those responsible.
From the investigations carried out so far we believe this was an isolated incident and the victims were deliberately targeted.
If you saw people acting suspiciously in the Forest Road area during the evening of Tuesday 13 December please get in touch with police.
Also, anyone who saw a white van being left near the riding school, are asked to contact the police.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 1097 Dan Thorpe on 101, quoting crime number 413802.