Great-grandmother wins 'poo battle'
Published 18/05/2010 | 14:46
A great-grandmother fined for picking up the wrong poo has won her fight for justice.
Bureaucrats put their foot in it when they accused Pam Robson of failing to clear up after her dog - and fined her £50.
Two environmental enforcement officers spotted the married former women's refuge volunteer worker cleaning up after her chocolate Labrador Derik as she took him for a walk.
They insisted she had cleared up a different dog's mess and issued her with a fixed penalty notice for a dog fouling offence.
Mrs Robson refused to pay and was told she faced a court summons, criminal record and a potential fine of £1,000.
But council bosses had a change of heart after Mrs Robson saw a solicitor and spoke to her MP, and have said she will not be pursued for payment of the ticket.