Tuesday 21 February 2017

Great-grandmother wins 'poo battle'

Published 18/05/2010 | 14:46

Great-grandmother wins court battle over clearing up after her dog
Great-grandmother wins court battle over clearing up after her dog

A great-grandmother fined for picking up the wrong poo has won her fight for justice.

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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.

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