Sunday 19 August 2018

Woman's dog fine trebled after appeal fails

The woman was found to have allowed her dog to stray
The woman was found to have allowed her dog to stray

Peter Hutcheon

A Derry woman, whose appeal against a £75 fixed penalty notice for her dog straying failed, has ended up facing a total bill of £232.

The fixed penalty notice was issued to Lisa Fugill of Celadine Court in the Waterside for her dog straying on August 24, 2017.

The appeal was dealt with at the County Court sitting at Bishop Street in Londonderry on March 15, 2018.

The appeal was dismissed and Ms Fugill was fined £100 for permitting a dog to stray contrary to Article 22 (1) of the Dogs (Northern Ireland) Order 1983.

She was also ordered to pay £100 legal costs, £17 court costs and a £15 offender levy.

A report has been presented to the health and community committee of Derry City and Strabane District Council and members were asked to note the outcome of the legal case.

Belfast Telegraph

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